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Kansas Resources

Closing The Gap: Public Libraries & Public Health
Recording of a webinar discussing the collaboration between libraries and public health. Explores public library health programming related to medical librarians, health literacy, and opportunities to support community healthcare and human service needs. Includes information specific to rural communities.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Kansas Ag Stress: Focusing on Farmer's Mental Health
Discusses the impact of the agricultural industry on the Kansas economy and the potential stressors and dangers related to the farming industry. Offers resources and strategies for reducing farmer mental health stigma and suicide.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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HIV Prevention and Treatment Challenges in Rural America
A webinar recording that covers issues related to HIV healthcare in rural communities and presents HIV data in the United States. Discusses populations who should be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), current options in HIV treatment, and rural health issues such as stigma, medical and mental health shortage areas, and LGBT discrimination. Provides healthcare options available in Kansas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center, University of Kansas Medical Center
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Rural–Urban Disparities in Health Access Factors Over Time: Implications for Cancer Prevention and Health Equity in the Midwest
Examines environmental and socioeconomic factors in rural and urban counties to understand differences in cancer burden and healthcare access. Analyzes 123 counties in Kansas and Missouri from 2009 to 2017 for health equity factors such as primary care provider availability, lack of insurance, unemployment, and childhood poverty. Includes rural versus urban cancer mortality rates in Kansas from 2008-2017.
Author(s): Jordan Baker, Hope Krebill, Hanluen Kuo, et al.
Citation: Health Equity, 6(1), 382–389.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Community Perspectives on Transportation and Health
Summarizes Part 2 of the Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health project that examines the relationship between health and transportation. Includes focus group and interview responses from Kansas citizens about transportation barriers, availability of services, government collaboration, impacts on different population groups, promising strategies to address transportation issues, and potential funding programs.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Works, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Hospital Association
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Best Practices for a Successful Rural Health Clinic
Webinar recording of a presentation on best practices in Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Includes information on general rural health resources, funding programs, and events, as well as RHC certification, evaluation, emergency preparedness, and finances information.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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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 hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Kansas Health Statistics Report
Reports on various health conditions in Kansas including mental illness, weather-related health issues, and county-level Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Provides updated statistics about county population density and a summary of the 2020 vital statistics.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Tobacco Retail Licensing and Zoning in Kansas
Examines the tobacco use landscape in Kansas and discusses strategies to reduce tobacco use. Provides county-level maps and statistics of tobacco retailers in Kansas and includes case studies and discussions about rural tobacco use.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Health Institute
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Last Updated: 9/15/2022