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Resources by State: Kansas

Lessons Learned from Efforts to Support Vulnerable Critical Access and Other Rural Hospitals
Provides an overview of state and federal programs, demonstrations, and models designed to support Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other rural hospitals. Describes challenges facing CAHs and rural hospitals, including chronic workforce shortages, high operating and staffing costs, inadequate reimbursement, operational and regulatory issues, and the diverse demographics of rural communities. Discusses lessons learned, the new for a new rural hospital model, and next steps.
Author(s): John Gale, Celia Jewell, Karen Pearson
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Expanding the Care Team: Leveraging a Broad Workforce to Improve Health Care in Kansas
Discusses challenges facing the healthcare landscape in Kansas, such as hospital closures and healthcare workforce shortages, and how expanding healthcare teams to include professions like community paramedics and community health workers can help alleviate these challenges. Includes data on demographics of the Kansas population and related hospital closures that impact rural areas in particular.
Author(s): Valentina Blanchard, Wyatt J. Beckman, Linda J. Sheppard
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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The Age-Dependency Ratio in the North Central Region: Implications for Regional and Community Development Research Brief
Examines the North Central region age-dependency ratio, or the number of dependent individuals (ages 0 to 14 years and 65 or older) compared to the working population (ages 15 to 64 years), and how this impacts workforce and economic development. Provides 2000-2022 population data broken down by metro, suburban, and rural as well as by selected states and counties. Allows user to search within tables and scroll through counties.
Author(s): Roberto Gallardo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Assessing Social Needs and Engaging Community Health Workers in Underserved Kansas Counties: Insights From Primary Care Providers and Clinic Managers
Details a study exploring how rural and underserved urban communities in Kansas are screening for social determinants of health and using community health workers to address challenges. Bases findings on surveys of providers and clinic managers.
Author(s): Kristina M. Bridges, Joseph W. LeMaster, Daniel J. Parente, et al
Citation: Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 14
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, 2022
Provides comprehensive data on vital events, population demographics, fertility and live births, mortality, and marriages in Kansas in 2022. Includes data breakdowns according to county and frontier, rural, densely-settled rural, semi-urban, or urban location.
Author(s): David Oakley, Christina Smith, Cathryn Savage, et al.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Kansas
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Kansas Marketplace Enrollment, 2023
An infographic that depicts enrollment in the health insurance marketplace at the county level as well as cost of monthly marketplace premiums.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Kansas Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Kansas in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health 2022-3 Annual Report
Highlights work of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health between September 2022 and September 2023 in 9 Midwestern states. Projects include training, networking, funding, education, and research related to various occupational hazards, mental health, women in agriculture, roadway safety, and more.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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Kansas State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) for Provider Recruitment and Retention
Provides an overview of the student loan repayment program (SLRP) with information on the funding cycle, eligible provider types, and number of awards available. Includes guidance on SLRP application and compensation as well as resources from the Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 08/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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