Health at the Capitol

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The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. Each legislative session, KHI is hard at work keeping you informed on the latest health policy discussions from across the street, in downtown Topeka.  

Health at the Capitol is a KHI production – a monthly recap with our legislative monitoring team –offering you a closer look at policy work happening now in Kansas and coming up.  

June 17, 2024

Health at the Capitol, Episode 5: Special Session

By Linda J. Sheppard, J.D.Theresa Freed, M.A.Emma Uridge, C.H.E.S.Valentina Blanchard, M.P.H., L.M.S.W., & Shelby C. Rowell

Join us for Health at the Capitol, a Kansas Health Institute webcast focused on health-related policy discussions and action at the Kansas Legislature.    

On this episode of Health at the Capitol, the Kansas Health Institute’s legislative monitoring team discusses health-related bills that did and did not cross the finish line during the regular session. They also address the history of special sessions in Kansas and what we can expect with the latest one that starts this week. They describe KHI’s legislative tracker that will be available soon on the KHI website for the 2024 session – a great tool to follow health-related bills from start to finish in the legislative process.

The Kansas Health Institute would like to thank the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) for information about the special session process and bit of history.


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About the Host

Theresa Freed is the KHI Director of Strategic Communication and Engagement. She joined KHI in 2023, after serving several Kansas state agencies and Johnson County Government. While overseeing digital communications at Johnson County, she launched a government podcast. Theresa produced and hosted 145 episodes. She is currently the producer for Health on the Plains, a KHI podcast that got underway in September 2023. She has extensive experience in broadcast journalism. She served as a reporter, producer, videographer, anchor, writer and editor for several news organizations across Kansas and in California. She has bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. She also has a master’s in mass communication and journalism.

Health at the Capitol Production Team

Theresa Freed, M.A., Host, Producer, Editor

Stewart Cole, Editor, Graphic Designer