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2018 Kansas County Health Rankings Report

May 22, 2018

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R...


2018 Missouri County Health Rankings Report

March 14, 2018

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R...


Sustaining School-Based Health Services in Missouri

November 15, 2017

To date, the Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has provided nearly $7 million in grants for school-based health services, particularly mental health services. Schools are an ideal setting for health service provision, as the context allows participation by parents, students, and teachers together. Private philanthropy can’t sustain these services in...


Understanding the mental health system in Kansas

October 18, 2017

To assess how well the mental health system in Kansas serves the population, policymakers can consider the need for mental health services as well as the capacity of the current system. The Kansas Health Institute has prepared a report that provides a brief overview of the mental health system in...


Kansas Medicaid: Experiences of adults with serious mental illness

August 19, 2017

This project surveyed Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI) about their experiences with the KanCare program. In particular, the project sought to assess participants’ overall satisfaction with KanCare, their access to services, and their unmet needs. The authors surveyed a total of 189 KanCare enrollees using services...


Kansas Medicaid: Evaluating Program Satisfaction, Access to Care, and Unmet Needs of Adults with Serious Mental Illness

May 31, 2017

This project surveyed Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI) about their experiences with the KanCare program. In particular, the project sought to assess participants’ overall satisfaction with KanCare, their access to services, and their unmet needs. The authors surveyed a total of 189 KanCare enrollees using services...


Community Health Improvement Plan 2017-2019, Johnson County, Kansas

April 12, 2017

Johnson County's Community Health Improvement Plan based on the county's health assessment.


Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Kansas Adults

March 1, 2017

Researchers have demonstrated a link between adverse childhood experiences (ACE) of abuse, neglect and family dysfunction and health status later in life. This may be explained in part by a toxic physiological stress response, such as elevated stress hormone levels, to multiple stressors, which may have damaging effects on a...


Budget Basics: Mental Health

February 1, 2017

Mental health services are funded through Missouri’s Department of Mental Health (DMH), which plays a critical role in providing access to mental health care for 170,000 adults and children in Missouri who struggle with serious mental illness, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities. The majority of treatment is provided through a...


Budget Basics: Child Welfare

Child welfare programs focus on the safety and protection of children and youth in Missouri. Preventing child abuse and neglect (CA/N) has profound implications, not only for protection of children in the short-term, but to prevent damaging and costly long-term consequences. The lifetime cost of CA/N per child has been...

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