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November 10, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Review of Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing in Kansas

In 2013, members of the Kansas Public Health Systems Group formed a workgroup to better understand the extent of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) in Kansas, as well as issues surrounding it. Among other things, they found that approximately three-fourths of Kansas local health departments currently engage in some form of CJS.

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November 07, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Advancing Behavioral Health Priorities in Community Health

As Kansas communities continue to initiate health improvement efforts, they often wrestle with how best to engage in behavioral health work given the complexity of the issues and the need for multi-pronged efforts focused on diverse and integrated approaches. The Kansas Health Institute has prepared a resource of practical ideas for advancing behavioral health priorities identified in community health (needs) assessments (CHAs/CHNAs) and community health improvement plans (CHIPs) in Kansas, and it seeks to point readers to examples of how these priorities have been effectively addressed in other communities.

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October 05, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Kansas Public Health Informatics Workgroup

Public health agencies depend on reliable data and information systems to perform their work. The multi-sector Kansas Public Health Systems Group formed the Public Health Informatics Workgroup to support a strategic vision for public health informatics in Kansas.

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September 29, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Webinar: Community Foundations and Health

Community foundations are instrumental in supporting communities and addressing the diverse needs of families living there. The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has developed a new webinar to continue conversations about how community foundations can meet those goals by addressing the many factors that shape health.

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August 24, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Case Study: Exploration of Public Health Shared Services

In 2016, the Butler and Greenwood County Health Departments conducted a feasibility study to explore a potential shared family planning program. The two health departments identified several barriers and decided not to enter into the cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangement. However, they learned several key lessons in the process.

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August 16, 2017 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Foundational Public Health Services Capacity Assessment (August 2017)

Kansas public health agencies have committed to a multi-year process aimed to modernize the Kansas public health system. This effort focuses on the Kansas Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) model, a minimum package of public health services available to all Kansans. In March 2017, Kansas local health department (LHD) administrators participated in the FPHS Capacity Assessment, the third phase of a three-part effort.

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