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Kansas Organizations

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
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 Public Health.
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Community Care Network of Kansas
Serves as the federally designated Primary Care Association (PCA) of Kansas. Assures access to comprehensive health care for underserved populations, including State funded primary care clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), local health departments, and other non profit clinics who may be supported in part by public funds, faith based organizations, and private foundations or local contributions.
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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.
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Kansas Area Health Education Centers (KUMC AHEC)
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 health care providers.
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Kansas Association of Community Action Programs (KACAP)
Services as the membership organization for community action agencies in Kansas. Provides conferences, policy advocacy, and reports.
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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
Oversees the Bureau of Community Health Systems, which directs the divisions of Health Facilities, Public Health, Preparedness, Primary Care, Rural Health, Trauma, and Special Population Health.
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Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA)
Offers members advocacy, education, training, policies, procedures, and regulations affecting the direction and effectiveness of emergency medical services (EMS) in all Kansas communities.
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Kansas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center
Serves as the health information technology (HIT) regional extension center (REC) that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) by providing information and technical assistance.
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Kansas Hospital Association (KHA)
Provides leadership and services to member hospitals. Covers rural issues, advocacy, education, economic impact, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), health information technology (HIT), and hospitals. Includes a listing of Kansas community hospitals, CAHs, hospital CEOs, hospitals by city, and Kansas hospital district maps.
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Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR)
Conducts research relating to economics, environmental studies, and education. Produces the Kansas County Profiles series and is located at the University of Kansas.
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Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Aids rural and medically underserved communities in Kansas and helps build sustainable access to quality, patient-centered primary health care 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.
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Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of Kansas residents. Provides opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy for members.
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Kansas Rural Health Association (KsRHA)
Consists of individuals and organizations in Kansas interested in rural health. Promotes healthy rural communities through education and advocacy.
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Kansas Rural Health Education and Services (RHES)
Partners with healthcare providers, rural employers, and other Kansas stakeholders to increase access to quality healthcare in rural and underserved communities. Works to expand and develop Kansas's healthcare workforce through recruitment, retention, education and research.
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Kansas Rural Health Works (KRHW)
Helps rural communities build affordable and sustainable local health care systems. Offers resources and technical support useful in evaluating local health systems. Provides access to rural county-level resources and reports, including community health needs assessments.
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Kansas Rural Hospitals Optimizing Performance (KRHOP)
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.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
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.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Kansas (HUD)
Works to increase home ownership, supports community development and increased access to affordable housing. Provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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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 departments that works to increase access to quality healthcare services for all Kansas residents.
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USDA Rural Development Kansas State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Kansas. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 11/28/2018