Allen County wins Culture of Health Prize Allen County wins Culture of Health Prize
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Allen County wins Culture of Health Prize
Supporting mental health and wellness on Donnelly campus Supporting mental health and wellness on Donnelly campus
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Supporting mental health and wellness on Donnelly campus
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There’s help for heroes when their job causes trauma
HCF fellow sees impact of policy, advocacy on public health HCF fellow sees impact of policy, advocacy on public health
HCF fellow sees impact of policy, advocacy on public health
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HCF fellow sees impact of policy, advocacy on public health
Kansans suggest ways to improve KanCare Kansans suggest ways to improve KanCare
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Kansans suggest ways to improve KanCare

Allen County wins Culture of Health Prize

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce that our home — Allen County, Kansas — has been named as a 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winner. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. And that certainly describes what […]


Supporting mental health and wellness on Donnelly campus

Juggling multiple jobs and family responsibilities, struggling with housing or food insecurity, worrying that you or your family members might be deported and dealing with trauma, grief and loss—all of these are everyday realities for Donnelly College students. Imagine facing stressors like these while trying to navigate all the other “firsts” of college. Then imagine […]


There’s help for heroes when their job causes trauma

After several years at her demanding and sometimes emotionally draining job, an emergency medical technician starts frequently calling in sick. When she’s at work, she’s moody, and her performance level drops significantly. This EMT could be the individual face of secondary trauma. But, when the problem develops in more than a few employees, it can […]


HCF fellow sees impact of policy, advocacy on public health

During law school, I was lucky enough to have internships that opened my eyes to the intersection of law and health. Following fantastic internship opportunities with Legal Aid of Western Missouri and KU’s Medical Legal Partnership Clinic, I was thrilled to accept an internship as HCF’s Health Law and Policy Fellow. I was excited about […]


Kansans suggest ways to improve KanCare

About 1 in 5 Americans is covered by Medicaid, making it the single largest insurance program in the US. Medicaid is a critical safety net program for low-income individuals, many of whom have chronic mental and physical health conditions. The majority of state Medicaid programs now contract with managed care organizations to provide Medicaid services. […]


Battling the stigma of mental health issues: Men supporting men

Many in our community are not only battling the aftereffects of trauma, but they also have to push through negative stigmas of mental health problems in order to find help and healing. Nearly all Reconciliation Services (RS) clients suffer from various combinations of mental illness, lack of education, unemployment or underemployment, homelessness, and social isolation. […]


Why block grants are so troublesome

Although the U.S. Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we remain vigilant to monitoring future attempts of replacing the current health care system. We have always advocated that any adjustments to the federal health care laws should be more inclusive to all Americans and should impose fewer restrictions to access quality […]


Midpoint recap: A look at HCF’s community forums

We are midway through our 10-part series of community forums, and we think that’s a perfect time for reporting and offering some assessment of what we’re hearing.   We have enjoyed engaging with community members and have appreciated benefiting from their personal knowledge of the places where they live, work and play. Below is Bob […]


Survey: finding HCF’s permanent location

It has been some months now that we have relocated to our office space at 2300 Main Street. We have been so appreciative that this office was able to accommodate our urgent need for interim office space. If you get a chance to drive by our old home at 18th and Prospect, you will see […]


How will Millennial physicians change health care?

In recent years, one topic has dominated the news cycle, the popular culture, and our American society at large. This discussion is not centered on the NFL, President Trump, or the newest iPhone app, but instead around the showdown of the century: the Baby Boomers vs. the Millennials. Open today’s Wall Street Journal, watch an […]


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HCF's Local Health Buzz Blog aims to discuss health and health policy issues that impact the uninsured and underserved in our service area. To submit a blog, please contact HCF Communications Officers, Jennifer Sykes, at jsykes@hcfgkc.org.

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