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Jeff Gragg will serve as vice president of information services and chief information officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City announced more than $4 million in safety net funding for 31 nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri.
Fifteen health centers in Kansas will receive a total of more than $340,000 in quality improvement awards.
The Wichita-based foundation awards up to $2 million a year in recognition grants.
Four division directors - who combined have more than 125 years of experience at the department - announced plans to retire, effective Dec. 5.
The conviction was announced Tuesday by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, whose office is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate home health care fraud.
The 17 organizations contribute to the health care safety net system in the six counties within REACH Healthcare Foundation's service area.
Praeger, a moderate Republican who is retiring in January after three terms as insurance commissioner, has been an advocate for health reform despite opposition from others in her party.
The Kansas Health Foundation is teaming with local education leaders to raise awareness of student health programs and help parents get involved with wellness committees at schools across the state.
The new grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to continue its work through June 2015.