Experts at the Kansas Health Institute explore a wide range of health policy topics, and visitors to KHI.org are just as likely to find county-level health data as they are to learn how proposed health policy changes in Topeka and Washington, D.C., may affect Kansans. Check out these most-read items from 2021 on the KHI website to see a sampling of our work!
One research project deserves special mention, as it was the most frequently visited during 2021. That is our blog series on county reopening plans and other policy actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Kansas Twist — Reopening Plans for Kansas Counties. Data from this series were used by KHI and CDC staff on a joint report, and colleagues at KU published another report, both examining the efficacy of mask mandates in Kansas.
These most-read publications from 2021 account for our Top 10:
- Health at the Capitol: Special Edition Summary — Kansas Medical Marijuana Legislation (July 2, 2021)
- A Kansas Twist — Digging into State Medical Marijuana Laws (November 5, 2021)
- A Kansas Twist—Following the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Kansas (May 27, 2021)
- A Kansas Twist — 2020 Census Data Reveal a Changing Kansas (August 20, 2021)
- 2021 County Health Rankings: County Profiles (March 31, 2021)
- 2021 Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (December 8, 2020)
- Variations in Internet Access Across Kansas (February 9, 2021)
- Health at the Capitol: Special Edition Summary of Senate Bill 40 (April 19, 2021)
- Urban-Rural Differences in Suicide Rates and Leading Means in Kansas (September 10, 2021)
- 2021 Kansas Legislative Preview (January 8, 2021)
Keep your eye out for our 2022 Legislative Preview coming in the next few days. It examines health policy issues we anticipate could be debated in 2022, such as COVID-19 related issues that arose during the November Special Session, new financial incentives for states that have not expanded Medicaid, recommendations for improving the Kansas behavioral health system, medical marijuana and more.
And look for our weekly summary of health policy activity in the Statehouse each week during the legislative session in our Health at the Capitol series.