About KDHE


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment works to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.


Our work impacts the lives of Kansans every day, with tasks that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Licensing hospitals and child care facilities
  • Monitoring air quality and regulating landfills
  • Operating the state’s Medicaid program
Curtis Building
  1. Public Health
  2. Environment
  3. Medicaid / Health Care Finance

The Division of Public Health promotes and protects health and prevents disease and injury through three basic functions: assessment, policy development, and assurance. The Division of Public Health includes six bureaus: