Year-long series following the closure of Fort Scott's hospital in Kansas and the impact of the hospital's closure on the community. Addresses the impact on the community's economy, access to healthcare, and more, as well as considering possible alternatives to the traditional hospital model.
Date: 2019 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: KFF view details
A Changing Kansas: Implications for Health and Communities
Shows changes in Kansas' population since 1960 and population projections through 2066, with breakdowns by urban, semi-urban, densely settled rural, rural, and frontier location. Includes information and statistics on poverty, education, access to care and healthy food, physical activity, tobacco, and community engagement.
Author(s): D. Charles Hunt, Lawrence John Panas Date: 06/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute view details
Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform
Reports on the views and opinions of 27 state legislators
serving on health, budget, or appropriations committees in
Colorado and Kansas. Discusses Medicaid expansion in rural
areas and highlights the importance of promoting quality
healthcare and removing barriers to access in rural
Author(s): David K. Jones Date: 04/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details
Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief discussing the needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, as well as Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
A 'Scrappy' Push for Health: 'Our Best Asset Is Our People'
Provides an overview of health challenges in Allen County,
Kansas, and actions that communities in the area have taken
to address them, including fundraising for a local
hospital, building bike and walking trails, establishing
job training programs, advocating for improved access to
healthy food, and more. Allen County is a recipient of the
2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health
Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details
Healthy Early Learning Project (HELP)
Features a video on the Healthy Early Learning Project
(HELP), a physical activity and nutrition program offered
at 9 preschool sites in 2 rural Kansas counties.
Date: 05/2017 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Social Media Savvy
Reports on how rural healthcare facilities can use social media to connect with their communities. Describes the strengths and potential uses of different social media platforms. Includes examples and insights from a New Hampshire hospital and a Kansas physician who are using social media to reach patients.
Author(s): Kate Menzies Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 07/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Kansas Influenza Vaccination Dashboard
A dashboard that provides information about influenza vaccinations in Kansas, such as total number vaccinated each flu season, each month, and each week. Includes an interactive map that shows county-level percentages of the vaccinated population. Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment view details