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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kansas

Comprehensive Rural Population Health: Where is the General Surgeon?
Provides an overview of the role that general surgeons play, discusses the importance of surgical access, and describes efforts underway to attract students into the field and to train the rural surgical workforce.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform
Reports on the views and opinions of 27 state legislators serving on health, budget, or appropriations committees in Colorado and Kansas. Discusses Medicaid expansion in rural areas and highlights the importance of promoting quality healthcare and removing barriers to access in rural communities.
Author(s): David K. Jones
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Kansas Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), counties designated as geographic primary care HPSAs, and counties with primary care HPSA designation update pending.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Kansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the counties designated as a population mental health HPSA.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Kansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and the counties designated as geographic dental HPSAs.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief emphasizing the importance of understanding needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, and Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Young Rural Healthcare Leaders Share Experiences and Insights
Interviews with four Critical Access Hospital leaders under the age of forty, who share their experiences helping their facilities and communities. They also offer advice to others interested in rural hospital leadership. Interviewees include Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas; Melissa Kelly, CEO and CFO of Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Nebraska; Stephanie Orr, CNO at Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho; and Adam Willmann, CEO and President of Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority in Clifton, Texas.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities In A Changing Kansas
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 preventive services; disease and disability; births; and mortality.
Additional links: Appendix A. Population Characteristics, Appendix B. Education, Appendix C. Income, Employment, and Insurance, Appendix D. Housing and Housing Characteristics, Appendix E. Disease and Disability, Appendix F. Births, Appendix G: Mortality, Appendix H: Technical Notes
Author(s): Lawrence John Panas
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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A ‘Scrappy’ Push for Health: ‘Our Best Asset Is Our People’
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.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Kansas Health Statistics Report
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.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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