Event Recap – County Health Rankings in a Changing Kansas

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May 31, 2019


Peter F. H. Barstad


The population of Kansas is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and moving away from rural areas. It is important for policymakers and other stakeholders to understand the opportunities and challenges presented by these changing demographics as they make decisions that impact health.

On May 8, 2019, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI), in collaboration with the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA), convened 172 stakeholders from across the state to discuss how to use data from the 2019 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to adapt to changing needs in Kansas. The event was hosted simultaneously at KHI in Topeka, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute and Republic County Hospital in Belleville, with additional online participants from across the state.

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Convening video is available below.

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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