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Resources by State: Kansas

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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An Overview of the Kansas Health Care Workforce
Provides an overview of the Kansas healthcare workforce, with data projected through 2030. Focuses on ambulatory healthcare services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities. Includes metro versus nonmetro wage comparisons for nursing and personal aide occupations.
Author(s): Nathan Kessler
Date: 2024
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Labor
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2022 Health Professional Underserved Areas Report: Kansas Primary Care and Rural Health
Features information on Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) in Kansas. Discusses healthcare workforce recruitment and retention as well as rural hospital programs during 2022. Provides county-level data and maps on Primary Care, Mental, and Dental HPSAs. Includes a table classifying counties as urban, semi-urban, densely-settled rural, rural, or frontier.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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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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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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The Path to Follow When You Can't Go It Alone
Podcast episode featuring a discussion of hospital mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations with three rural hospital executives and leaders. Describes how rural hospitals can leverage partnerships to maintain and expand care in their communities.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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