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
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:
The Division of Environment protects public health and the environment through environmental regulatory programs and other programs that remediate contamination, lessen nonpoint pollution, and evaluate environmental conditions across the state. The Division of Environment includes six bureaus:
The Division of Health Care Finance develops and maintains a coordinated health policy that combines effective purchasing and administration of health care with health promotion strategies. The Division works to improve the health of all Kansans by increasing the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health services and public health programs, which includes KanCare -- the State's Medicaid program.