Process Facilitation Services in Kansas
Process Facilitation increases the effectiveness of a group in achieving better outcomes. KHI serves as a neutral convener to facilitate complex group processes and ensure that objectives are met effectively through shared decision-making and responsibilities. This is accomplished with evidence-based information and meaningful participation from each stakeholder involved.
Designing the meeting process
Managing meeting logistics for in-person or online meetings
Preparing, printing and distributing meeting materials
Conducting research and information gathering to make meetings more productive
Identifying and bringing key experts to support the process
Convening and engaging stakeholder groups
Meeting facilitation including techniques that foster participation and engage stakeholders
Preparing meeting notes and creating actionable summaries
Report development representing views of the participants
Process Facilitation of State Level Task Forces and Working Groups
KHI provided process facilitation services to the Mental Health Task Force (2017-2018) and (2018-2019), the Child Welfare System Task Force (2017-2018), Governor’s Task Force to Address Substance Use Disorder (2018), the Crossover Youth Working Groups (2019), the Legislature’s Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform Work Groups (2020; 2021), the Autism Task Team (2021), and the Senior Care Task Force (2021-2022).
Subject Matter Expert (SME) Facilitation
KHI assembled the KanCare Meaningful Measures Collaborative (2018-current) to establish an ongoing mechanism for engagement of stakeholders and to close the loop between existing information, new information, and unanswered questions about the performance of the KanCare program. The role of KHI is to design the meeting process, facilitate meetings, identify key meaningful measures of performance, generate consensus by fostering a collaborative process, and provide research support as needed.
Process Facilitation and Technical Assistance
In collaboration with the Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) Topeka, KHI facilitated the development of the Shawnee County Opioid Response Strategic Plan. As part of these efforts, KHI conducted an environmental scan of data and resources available in Shawnee County to address opioid use disorder.
For more than 25 years, we have developed a deep understanding of Kansas policy issues, systems, opportunities and challenges. With this in mind, we’ve crafted our services to meet the needs of our local, county, state and national partners.
KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas.
We provide actionable information for decision-makers working to improve the health of Kansans. We collaborate across sectors and jurisdictions to deliver services and products that support effective policymaking.