Research Category: Mental Health

Policy Statement on Funding Mechanisms for School-Based Health Services

January 20, 2016

School health services play a critical role in ensuring that children and youth have access to high-quality, affordable health care. By providing physical health, mental health, oral health, and youth development services on school campuses, school-based health centers (SBHCs) and other school health providers positively impact students’ health and learning.

HCFGKC 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As HCF completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order to...

Mental Health Websites

August 16, 2015

African-American Health Resources American Psychiatric Association (APA): The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective...

Children’s Mental Health Best Practices Literature Review

May 31, 2015

Children’s mental health issues are commonly addressed in family-focused treatment, integrated community-based treatment, and school-based treatment. Children’s mental health services are distinct from adult mental health services in that: 1) Children experience rapid developmental changes within a much shorter amount of time than adults; 2) Family context must be taken...

Adult Mental Illness Best Practices Literature Review

The literature suggests that there is no one absolute best way in which to treat adult mental illness. Because there are a large number of evidence-based interventions which have reported success, this document will only provide a summary of the information found in the literature.

Community Conversation on Health Summary Report

October 11, 2014

On October 11, 2014, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) and the United Way of Greater Kansas City partnered to sponsor the “Community Conversation on Health”. Asked to attend were people in the community most challenged by the current economic and health care system – the uninsured and underserved. The focus...

Creating Community Solutions (Summary Report)

September 21, 2013

Two mayors and some 360 participants spent Saturday, September 21, 2013, identifying the actions needed to improve mental health in metro Kansas City, particularly among young people.

Suicide in Kansas

July 7, 2012

This report describes trends and characteristics of suicide burden in Kansas and provides some resources for help.

The Cost of Untreated Mental Illness in Greater Kansas City

February 8, 2012

Approximately one in every 10 adults in the Greater Kansas City area* has a serious mental illness (SMI)**. Although serious mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders can be effectively treated, about 40% of cases are untreated. Without treatment, SMI can lead to unemployment, increased...

Early Childhood Mental Health Services in Kansas

February 1, 2012

This special report outlines information on the types of early childhood mental health services in Kansas and the availability of services in regions of the state. A future report will study the early childhood mental health workforce capacity of various regions of Kansas as well as the screening and referral...