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January 31, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Disrupting Disparities in Kansas: A Review of Social Isolation Among Older Adults (January 2020)

Strong evidence supports the importance of social connectedness to quality of life and health status. This report, commissioned by AARP Kansas, looks at social isolation among older adults in Kansas, with an emphasis on Johnson County and Wyandotte County. It provides a summary of current research on social isolation, possible causes and the degree to which those causes differentially affect older adults based on gender, race/ethnicity and other demographic factors. Promising interventions and policies also are explored.

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October 25, 2006 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Racial and Ethnic Minority Health Disparities in Kansas

Significant health disparities exist between white Kansans and members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the state. Kansas minorities like minority populations nationwide are disproportionately affected by disease and by other health conditions caused, in part, by socioeconomic status and lack of access to quality health care. Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Kansas: A Data and Chartbook gathers for the first time available data that document the breadth of health disparities at the state and county levels. It also sheds light on underlying causes and suggests options policymakers should consider to resolve health disparities in Kansas.

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