Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Focuses on research, intervention, education, and outreach
activities to meet the needs of farmers, including
non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers.
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at
the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of
Community Care Network of Kansas
Serves as the federally designated Primary Care Association (PCA) of Kansas. Assures access to comprehensive healthcare for underserved populations, including State funded primary care clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), local health departments, and other nonprofit clinics who may be supported in part by public funds, faith-based organizations, and private foundations or local
Health Quality Innovation Network
A Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) that works to improve clinical and operational performance in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina, and Virginia. Assists rural providers - including Critical Access Hospitals - serving vulnerable populations and providers with less than a three-star rating from Medicare.
Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the
federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).
Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and
healthcare providers in the implementation of
cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and
medically underserved areas and populations. Includes
Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Kansas Center for Rural Health
Aims to reduce rural health disparities in Kansas by developing partnerships to improve the rural workforce, supporting rural research and innovative practices, and serving as a liaison between stakeholders and the KU Medical Center.
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Functions as a source for education, evaluation, and
measurement related to healthcare quality improvement in
Kansas. Works to enhance the quality, safety, and value of
healthcare through patient-centered initiatives.
Kansas Hospital Association
Provides information to member hospitals on access to care, behavioral health and substance abuse, financial stability, economic impact, quality and patient safety, and workforce. Offers advocacy and educational services, directories of hospitals and healthcare organizations, and hospital data for the state of Kansas.
Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research
A research center of social scientists conducting research on a range of disciplines including economics, education, political science, geography, environmental studies, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.
Produces the Kansas County Profiles series and located at the University of Kansas.
Kansas Nursing Workforce Center
An initiative focused on providing collaborative, research-based solutions that address nursing workforce issues. Focuses on nurse leadership, wellbeing of workers, building and sustaining the nursing workforce, and innovative practices for quality patient care.
Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Serves as the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) for Kansas and aids rural and medically underserved communities in the state. Helps build sustainable access to quality, patient-centered primary healthcare services. Focuses on supporting the primary care and rural health workforce, connecting local providers and partners to resources and programs, and strengthening system-wide performance improvement capacity.
Kansas Office Of Rural Prosperity
Works to create opportunities, growth, and prosperity related to rural issues in Kansas. Focuses on issues such as housing, childcare, broadband, healthcare, workforce, and community development.
Kansas Public Health Association
Works to improve and promote the overall health of Kansas
residents. Provides opportunities for collaboration,
education, professional development, and advocacy for
Kansas Rural Center
Promotes the health of the land and people of Kansas through research, education, and advocacy, such as farm to school programs and publications on agricultural and rural issues, among other resources.
Kansas Rural Hospitals Optimizing Performance
Serves as a partnership between the Kansas Department of
Health and Environment, Bureau of Community Health Systems,
and the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation.
Provides technical support, resources, networking
opportunities, and funding for Critical Access Hospitals
(CAHs) and other rural healthcare organizations.
KU (University of Kansas) Area Health Education Centers
Consists of three centers including East, Northwest, and
Southwest. Provides training experiences to expose students
to medical careers, encourages people to practice in rural
areas, offers continuing education programs, and
collaborates with healthcare providers.
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
One of four regional rural development centers in the U.S.
that works with extension professionals, researchers, and
partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12-state area in the North Central region which includes North
Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa,
Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Serves Kansas residents and communities through education,
research, patient care, and community engagement. Includes
a Rural Health Education and Services department that
works to increase access to quality healthcare services for
all Kansas residents.