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Kansas resources via the Rural Health Information Hub

Rural health resources for Kansas with information provided by the Rural Health Information Hub

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News: A Conversation with Burke Kline

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:03:54 -0500

Radio interview with Dr. Burke Kline, CEO of Greeley County Health Services, a remote, frontier Critical Access Hospital that manages two Rural Health Clinics in Tribune, Kansas. Discussion includes the work of Greeley County Health Services including recruitment of healthcare providers and becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), among other things.

Organization: Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:29:50 -0600

Located at the University of Kansas. Conducts research relating to economics, environmental studies, and education. Produces the Kansas County Profiles series.

Event: 2018 Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved Annual Conference

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:59:17 -0600

Lawrence KS
September 19, 2018 -- Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved: The Primary Care Association of Kansas

Organization: University of Kansas Medical Center

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:01:43 -0600

Serves Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and community engagement.

Event: 2018 13th Annual Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:40:03 -0600

Wichita KS
April 3, 2018 -- Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Public Health Association

Event: 2018 75th Annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:18:44 -0600

Wichita KS
October 2, 2018 -- Kansas Public Health Association

Resource: Kansas Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:04:06 -0600

Describes issues and strategies concerning healthy living, healthy communities, and access to services in Kansas. Covers chronic disease, access to care, lifestyle behaviors, social factors affecting health, environmental health, immunizations, mental health, disabilities, violence, oral health, and injury. Provides a rural versus urban comparison. -- Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Resource: Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities In A Changing Kansas

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:47:21 -0600

Examines trends in demographics, the social determinants of health, and health outcomes in Kansas. Statistics and data include a rural/urban comparison and cover: population characteristics; education; income, employment, and insurance; housing and household characteristics; nutrition, physical activity, and related outcomes; substance use; healthcare and preventative services; disease and disability; births; and mortality.

Resource: A ‘Scrappy’ Push for Health: ‘Our Best Asset Is Our People’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:58:40 -0600

Provides an overview of health challenges in Allen County, Kansas and actions that communities in the area have taken to address them, including fundraising for a local hospital, building bike and walking trails, establishing job training programs, advocating for improved access to healthy food, and more. Allen County is a recipient of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize. -- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Event: 2018 Annual Kansas Hospital Association Convention and Trade Show

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:33:13 -0500

Overland Park KS
September 6, 2018 -- Kansas Hospital Association

Resource: Kansas Health Statistics Report

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:23:20 -0500

Examines influenza surveillance activities during the 2016-2017 season, results of the statewide blood lead surveillance report, and prevalence of health risk behaviors among cancer survivors. Features statistics on physical and mental status and characteristics of Kansas cancer survivors, with breakdowns by urban and rural locations. -- Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Event: 2018 6th Biennial National Rural Grocery Summit

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:14:52 -0500

Manhattan KS
June 25, 2018

Resource: Telemedicine & Telehealth Update

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:51:59 -0500

Slides from a presentation outlining the benefits associated with delivering rural and remote healthcare services in Kansas via telehealth. Primary focus is on telehospice services and enhancing care through Project ECHO. -- Heartland Telehealth Resource Center

Resource: Overdose Deaths, Hospital Visits and Unfilled Jobs: The Opioid Crisis in Missouri and Kansas

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:07:55 -0500

Presents a report on the opioid crisis in Missouri and Kansas. Shows maps of county-by-county data for opioid dependence risk, unemployment rate, drug-related mortality rate, opioid-related hospital utilization rate, and the morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per capita rate in both states.

Resource: Healthy Early Learning Project (HELP)

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:14:05 -0500

Video featuring the Healthy Early Learning Project (HELP), a physical activity and nutrition program offered at nine preschool sites in two rural Kansas counties. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Resource: Kansas County-Level Health Professional Shortage (HPSA) Designations

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:48:05 -0500

List of Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health HPSA designations for all counties in Kansas, including designation type (population or geographic) and HPSA score. -- Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health

Organization: Kansas Rural Hospitals Optimizing Performance

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:17:39 -0500

A partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Community Health Systems, and the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation providing technical support, information, networking opportunities, and funding to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other rural healthcare organizations.

Resource: Statement by George Stover, Rice County Hospital District 1, before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:18:55 -0500

Testimony presented at a May 7, 2015 Labor-HHS Subcommittee hearing on rural health. Discusses regulatory and reimbursement challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals. -- Senate Committee on Appropriations

Resource: Rural Hospital and Physician Participation in Private Sector Quality Initiatives

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:12:26 -0500

Results of a study to analyze 12 quality reporting and quality improvement programs being used by dominant insurers in Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Utah, between 2011 and 2013. -- University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

Resource: Social Media Savvy

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:10:03 -0500

Reports on how rural healthcare facilities can use social media to connect with their communities. Describes the strengths and potential uses of different social media platforms. Includes examples and insights from a New Hampshire hospital and a Kansas physician who are using social media to reach patients. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Resource: A Look at Rural Hospital Closures and Implications for Access to Care: Three Case Studies

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:07:27 -0500

Case studies of three rural hospital closures that took place in 2015 in Kansas, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Explores impact of closures on access to care and the economy of local communities. -- Kaiser Family Foundation

Resource: Performance of Third-Year Medical Students on a Rural Family Medicine Clerkship

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:05:56 -0500

Examines academic performance of University of Kansas medical students who chose a rural location for required clerkships in family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology from 1999-2011. Includes statistics with breakdowns by mean scores on Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), mean clerkship and shelf exam grades, and mean grade point averages for undergraduate and medical school classes.

Resource: Encouraging Healthy Weight Among Kansas Farmworkers

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:59:54 -0500

Describes the development and implementation of a bilingual nutrition education workshop geared towards farmworkers providing education on healthy eating and maintaining a healthy weight. -- National Center for Farmworker Health

Organization: Kansas Rural Health Education and Services

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:24:29 -0500

Partners with healthcare providers, rural and underserved employers, and other Kansas stakeholders to increase access to quality healthcare in rural and underserved communities by expanding and developing the state's healthcare workforce through recruitment, retention, education and research.

Resource: Kansas Governor Designated Medically Underserved Areas

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:26 -0500

A list of Governor Designated Medically Underserved Areas in the state of Kansas for the purpose of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) certification. -- Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health

Resource: Kansas Health Matters

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:50:33 -0500

An interactive tool providing data by county for the state of Kansas on health topics including chronic disease, immunizations, infectious disease, access to health services, exercise and nutrition, obesity, mortality rates, mental health, substance abuse, and health disparities. Also provides economic, employment, public safety, and demographic data by county.

Resource: Selected Special Statistics Stillbirths and Infant Deaths Kansas, 2015

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:53:35 -0600

Report of long-term progress on infant mortality in the state of Kansas from 2010-2015. Includes data and statistics about cause of death, demographics, gestational age, plurality, prenatal care, and geographical location (urban/rural). -- Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Resource: Kansas County Profile Reports

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:21:12 -0500

Data for each county in Kansas, including demographics, vital statistics, healthcare facilities, healthcare workforce, and social determinants of health. -- Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research

Funding opportunity: Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation Health Care Scholarship

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:37:10 -0600

Healthcare scholarships for individuals currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited Kansas school in healthcare fields. Preference will be given to current hospital employees, particularly those working in a hospital that is licensed for 25 or fewer acute beds.

Funding opportunity: Kansas Community Dental Health Grants

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:41:26 -0500

Provides funding for new initiatives, new components of existing programs, start-up funding, or one-time events that focus on improving the oral health of low-income children and seniors in Kansas.