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KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law

Posted January 18, 2017 10:33 pm - Updated January 19, 2017 05:31 pm By Jonathan Shorman jonathan.shorman@cjonline.com KanCare extension denied after scathing review finds noncompliance with federal law Kansas hasn’t decided how to...

Lawmakers furious, feel ‘blindsided’ by Brownback administration over harsh KanCare report

Posted January 19, 2017 01:25 pm - Updated January 19, 2017 09:10 pm By Jonathan Shorman jonathan.shorman@cjonline.com Lawmakers furious, feel ‘blindsided’ by Brownback administration over harsh KanCare report The...

After report, bipartisan calls for KanCare inspector general with greater powers

By Jonathan Shorman, jonathan.shorman@cjonline.com Republican and Democratic lawmakers are calling for a KanCare inspector general empowered to investigate the state’s Medicaid program. The last inspector general resigned in 2014 amid...

New Rankings Shed Light on Where Kansas Counties Could Improve Health

By KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE | March 16, 2016 Johnson County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Wyandotte County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson...

New Medicaid Alliance

By Jade Hudson Newton Kansan @jdhudson84 Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 4:39 PM Newton, Kan. The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) originally required Medicaid programs to be extended, in order to cover a greater number of Americans— specifically...

Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards $360,000 to Fund Three Programs Aimed at Improving Rural Health

ST. LOUIS (Oct 7, 2015) - The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare announced today that it is awarding $360,000 in Improving Health in Rural Counties/Parishes grants to three programs, one each in California, Kansas and Louisiana. Centene...

Video: Working Together to Create a Healthier Tomorrow

Please take a moment to watch the Healthier Together video developed by Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department; a great example of public health...

New Sedgwick County Commission majority turns away health grant

By Deb Gruver - The Wichita Eagle Signaling the power of a new majority, Sedgwick County commissioners on Wednesday voted against signing an agreement with the state for a $580,000 grant to try to prevent and control obesity, diabetes and...

Sedgwick County Commission, with new majority, changes legislative platform

By Deb Gruver -  The Wichita Eagle The new majority on the Sedgwick County Commission flexed its muscles Wednesday, indicating through several votes how it intends to approach government’s role in the community it serves. During a...

County to get health assessment plan update

Monday, 07 July 2014 09:13 By ROBERT PIERCE Leader & Times The Seward County Health Department is in the completion phase of its Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan. The plan is one requisite to apply for accreditation...

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