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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details