KHI Launches Podcast, Health on the Plains

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Sep 26, 2023


Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute is excited to launch a new podcast called Health on the Plains. The podcast, also available as a webcast, is focused on rural health challenges and opportunities in Kansas, and the leaders and doers working to make communities healthier, more vibrant places to call home.  


In Episode 1 of Health on the Plains, host Wyatt Beckman takes listeners to southeast Kansas where he talks with Matt Perrier, a fifth-generation rancher and KHI board member based in Eureka, Kansas. This episode delves into Matt and his family’s journey and commitment to rural life, exploring the challenges and opportunities faced by rural communities and future generations. Matt provides a thoughtful examination of rural identity and some of the misconceptions and generalizations surrounding what may often be perceived as a “simple” way of life in rural Kansas.

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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