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Kansas Resources

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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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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The Status of Women in Kansas
Updates the 2016 study The Status of Women in Kansas and the Bi-State Region. Examines socioeconomic status and 2015-19 data from the American Community Survey (ACS). Discusses demographics, employment and earnings, childcare and healthcare, poverty and social insurance, civic engagement, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 recession on women, and more.
Author(s): Donna K. Ginther, Genna Hurd, Xan Wedel, Thomas Becker, Patricia Oslund
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research
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Healthy Kansans 2030 State Health Assessment Report
Provides an overview of population health in Kansas, with a focus on social determinants of health (SDOH), data on health conditions, mental health, and the public health system. Includes county-level data on childhood poverty, income, food access, housing issues, environmental health risks, life expectancy, smoking behavior, childhood immunizations, insurance, primary care provider and dentist workforce supply, and maternal health issues. Includes information specific to rural areas.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Kansas State Board of Nursing Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report
Provides information on Kansas nurse licensing, education programs, continuing education, legal issues, and more. Includes data on licensing by county.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas State Board of Nursing
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Urban-Rural Differences in Suicide Rates and Leading Means in Kansas
Examines suicide rates and the means of suicide in Kansas between 2000-2019. Compares data by frontier, rural, densely-settled rural, semi-urban, and urban counties.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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The Action Report: Kansas Power Up & Go
Explores strategies to retain young people and families in rural Kansas. Discusses issues such as child care, housing, broadband, employment with health insurance packages, career opportunities and economic development, cultural sensitivity, and more.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kansas Office Of Rural Prosperity, The Kansas Sampler Foundation
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Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
Results of a survey of 71 rural primary care providers in 7 states, including Colorado and Kansas, to examine challenges faced when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by age, degree, rural or non-rural practice location, practice type, and state, and survey answers by provider type and location.
Additional links: Online Supplement
Author(s): Fernando Diaz del Valle, Patricia B. Koff, Sung-Joon Min, et al.
Citation: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, 8(3), 336-349
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 2/6/2024