The Organization of Public Health and Environmental Functions in Kansas

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Oct 01, 1999


Robert F. St. Peter, M.D.,

Matthew D. Shepherd, Ph.D.,

George C. West,

Tina S. Shoemaker, M.H.A., C.H.E.,

William L. Hargrove, Ph.D.


In this report, the Kansas Health Institute examines the organization of public health and environmental functions currently administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The report provides historical and contextual information about KDHE along with administrative, programmatic, policy and fiscal implications of various options for reorganization.

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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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