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Kansas Hospital Association
The Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) is a voluntary non-profit organization existing to provide leadership and services to member hospitals. In broader terms, KHA is the lead organization in a group of companies and affiliates that provides a wide array of services to the hospitals of Kansas and the Midwest region.

Bureau of Local and Rural Health
The Kansas Department of Health & Environment Bureau of Local & Rural Health provides assistance to Kansas communities in establishing or modifying health care delivery systems. The mission of the office is to assist communities to provide public health, primary care, and prevention services for all Kansans.

Kansas Association of Local Health Departments
The Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) is a nonprofit association dedicated to strengthening local health departments for the purpose of improving and protecting the health of all Kansans.

Kansas Partnership for Improving Community Health
Kansas Health Matter is a one-stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Kansas. It is intended to help hospitals, health departments, policy makers, community planners, and members learn about issues, identify improvements and collaborate for positive change.

Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services
The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services exists, primarily, to ensure that quality out-of-hospital care is available throughout Kansas.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Health
The branch of KDHE devoted to programs, services and partnerships to help ensure the health and safety of Kansans. This site has links to bureaus and offices within the purview of the Division of Health.

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
The mission and vision SRS is to protect children, promote the self-sufficiency of adults, and to connect Kansans with supports and services that can improve their lives.

Kansas Action for Children
The mission of Kansas Action for Children is to act as a change agent of policies and systems to ensure that the needs and rights of children in the state of Kansas are met. Quite simply, our mission is “speaking up for children.” Rather than assisting children on a case by case basis through direct services, Kansas Action for Children seeks to improve public policy and public systems.

Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The mission of KAHSA is to provide services to not-for-profit long term care organizations who enhance the quality of life of Kansas seniors by influencing public policy; providing leadership on social, economic, and political issues; sharing information; and promoting collective networking opportunities.

KU Rural Health Education and Services
Rural Health Education and Services administers three distinct programs: Kansas Bridging Plan, a loan-forgiveness program for resident physicians; Kansas Recruitment Center, a health care career service; and Kansas Locum Tenens, a program that provides temporary coverage for a rural physician's medical practice. We also provide educational services, such as our quarterly newsletter, Kansas Connections; Kansas Career Opportunities, a rural health care career fair; various seminars for medical students; and educational updates for rural communities.

Kansas Health Institute
The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization that informs policymakers about important issues affecting the health of Kansans.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

University of Kansas Policy Research Institute, Kansas Statistical Abstract
The Kansas Statistical Abstract contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, elections, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, income, finance, state and local government, crime, recreation, communications, transportation, agriculture, climate, energy, and mining and mineral products.

K-State Research and Extension