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Resources by State: Kansas

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: 05/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2024 Healthy Kansans Plan Update - Supplementary Data and Statistics: Addendum to the 2022 State Health Assessment
Provides information on chronic disease, substance use, and other leading causes of death in Kansas. Includes county-level data on the maternal vulnerability index (MVI) as well as life expectancy, with breakdowns according to White and African American populations.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Annual Insurance Update 2024: Health Insurance in Kansas
Reports on health insurance coverage across Kansas and nationwide, including 2009-2022 trends in coverage. Presents 2021 county-level data on uninsured rates by age group and urban/rural classification, as well as Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment by county.
Author(s): Angela S Wu, Kaci Cink, Cynthia Snyder, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Rural Mental Health: Challenges & Opportunities
Webinar recording discusses barriers to rural mental health access and offers strategies for overcoming those barriers. Presents Kansas and Missouri as examples. Details unintentional injury fatalities in metro versus nonmetro areas.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Angie Schindler-Berg
Date: 04/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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Facing Disproportionate Danger, Rural Communities Take a Grassroots Approach to Road Safety
Discusses rural traffic risks. Features programs in rural communities focused on seat belt use, car seat safety, and addressing impaired and distracted driving.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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What Does It Mean to Be a Rural Emergency Hospital? Hear This Kansas CEO's Journey to An REH
Recording of a February 8, 2024, webinar discussing the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) program. Provides an overview of the REH designation, policy and regulatory requirements, REH Technical Assistance Center (TAC) services, and REH conversion timeline. Features a discussion with Jeff Bowman, Chief Executive Officer of South Central Kansas Medical Center, regarding the facility's conversion to REH status.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Redesign Center
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The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy
Describes how the healthcare sector contributes to the Kansas economy in terms of available jobs, income, and quality of life. Provides data on contributions and growth projected through 2030 and includes discussions focused on rural areas.
Author(s): Donna K. Ginther, Pat Oslund, Thomas Becker, John Leatherman
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kansas Hospital Association, University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research
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Kansas Center for Rural Health: Maternal Care Mapping Project
A recorded webinar describing a project that aims to map obstetric providers, facilities providing obstetric care, and mental health providers in Kansas. Provides data on 2021 live births and female residents per county.
Author(s): Karen Weis, Udana Urceo, Danielle Ast, Amy Garcia, Alexander Alsup
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Nursing Workforce Center
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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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