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A national town hall meeting on mental health issues scheduled tonight at the Eisenhower Library in Abilene has been postponed until further notice due to the weather.
KanCare open enrollment packets are being mailed this month to the first group of eligible members.
Anna Lambertson, who's been the KHCC's executive director since 2010, is leaving the organization to become director of the International Relations Council in Kansas City.
Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials described the new "Reading Roadmap" program that is aimed at boosting reading skills of fourth graders from low-income homes. Administration officials say effort is meant to combat poverty and teen pregnancy.
Dave Halferty is leaving KDADS to accept a senior management position with Myers and Stauffer, a Topeka-based consulting firm.
Bob Corkins, chief legal counsel for the Kansas Department for Children and Families is leaving to become director of the Office of Administrative Hearings within the Kansas Department of Administration.
A patient at Overland Park Regional Medical Center has tested positive for tuberculosis, potentially exposing some health care workers to the disease. Phil Griffin, the state's tuberculosis controller (pictured), said 65 percent of Kansas TB cases are found in foreign-born individuals, from countries where tuberculosis is still endemic. Those individual aren't necessarily new arrivals.
Officials at Kansas Action for Children are citing a new national report as evidence that state officials need to target more funding for early childhood development programs.
Three Kansas organizations will share $62,000 in grants for mental health programs.
“Every child deserves to know the love and stability that a healthy family can offer,” DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said in a prepared statement. “When returning home is not an option, we want children in need to have choices when it comes to both temporary and permanent care.”