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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kansas

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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Telemedicine & Telehealth Update
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.
Author(s): Eve-Lynn Nelson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
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Overdose Deaths, Hospital Visits and Unfilled Jobs: The Opioid Crisis in Missouri and Kansas
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.
Additional links: Press Release
Author(s): Mat Reidhead, Leslie Porth, Karen Braman
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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Healthy Early Learning Project (HELP)
Video featuring the Healthy Early Learning Project (HELP), a physical activity and nutrition program offered at nine preschool sites in two rural Kansas counties.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Kansas County-Level Health Professional Shortage Designations
List of Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health HPSA designations for all counties in Kansas, including designation type (population or geographic) and HPSA score.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Kansas Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
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 HPSA designation pending.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Kansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the counties having submitted for HPSA designation.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Kansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the counties designated as geographic HPSAs.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Selected Special Statistics Stillbirths and Infant Deaths Kansas, 2015
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).
Author(s): Julia Soap, Greg Crawford
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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