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Region 7 Innovation Hub

Region 7 Innovation Hub

The Kansas Health Institute now serves Region 7, which includes Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, as a regional Hub and Public Health Infrastructure Grant partner to health departments. As one of nine Regional Innovation Hubs under the National Network of Public Health Institutes Hub Model, KHI, in collaboration with other partners, will provide technical assistance serving PHIG recipients in Region 7, which includes Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

About the Public Health Infrastructure Grant

The grant program, funded by the CDC, is part of an unprecedented $3.84 billion federal Public Health Infrastructure Grant Program aimed at helping public health departments across the U.S. strengthen their workforce and infrastructure. PHIG funding also gives awards directly to state, local and territorial health departments to provide the people, services and systems needed to bolster public health agencies and departments across the country, many of which were severely impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

How to request technical assistance from an innovation hub

PHIG recipients can submit a request through the Public Health Infrastructure Virtual Engagement Platform portal.

Have questions about the process?

Kevin Kovach is happy to help answer your questions to assist with your request. Contact him at