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Partnering to Improve Birth Outcomes in a Rural Community: Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS
Highlights the Pioneer Baby program, a partnership between Kearny County Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in rural Lakin, Kansas, and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Discusses how funding from grants and local employers enhanced the obstetrics program. Describes how the partnership worked to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes and presents lessons learned.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Kansas Primary Care Needs Assessment
Reports the results of a statewide needs assessment conducted in 2021 that focuses on the primary care needs of rural and underserved populations in Kansas. Includes discussion on provider shortages, access issues related to quality preventive and primary care services, telehealth services, and more. Shares maps providing county-level data on Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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2020 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 programs during 2020 and 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: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Disease Control & Prevention STI/HIV Program
Highlights the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis across the state of Kansas. Features rates by age, race, gender, as well as county-level data.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Models of Success in Rural Maternity Care: Kearny County Hospital
Profiles the maternity program at Kearny County Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in rural Lakin, Kansas. Describes key features of the program including mission-based recruitment and strong communication. Includes recommendations for emulating this model.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Mary Gilbertson
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Uninsured Rates Across Kansas Counties, September 2020
Provides data and statistics on uninsured rates in Kansas. Fact sheets feature state maps with county-level information on child and adult uninsured rates and numbers, as well as potential eligibility for Medicaid and KanCare. Includes rural and urban comparisons.
Author(s): Phillip Steiner, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Adolescent and Teenage Pregnancy Report, Kansas, 2018
Summarizes research examining teen pregnancy in Kansas from 2014-2018. Includes rural/urban comparisons and county-level information on pregnancy and birth rates, with data broken down by age and year.
Author(s): Lee Norman, Kay Haug, Cathryn Savage, David Oakley, Greg Crawford
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Wilson Medical Center Implements Creative Care Alternatives to Address COVID-19
Describes Wilson Medical Center's implementation of curbside and telehealth services in response to COVID-19 in rural Kansas. Offers lessons learned from the transition to alternative solutions and future goals for adapting healthcare services as needed.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Implications of an Aging Primary Care Physician Workforce in Kansas
Discusses issues related to an aging population and primary care physician (PCP) workforce as well as strategies to reduce physician workforce shortages, increase the number of statewide training opportunities, and implement recruitment and retention strategies. Provides data on the age and geographic distribution of PCPs in Kansas.
Author(s): Hina B. Shah, Sydney McClendon, Madison Hoover
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Kansas STI Report January to December 2020
Provides county-level data on the incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Kansas in 2020 broken down by age, race, and sex.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Disease Control & Prevention, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Last Updated: 12/21/2023