Primary Care Needs Assessment

The Community Health Access and Preparedness sections of Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) along with key stakeholders are conducting a Primary Care Needs Assessment (PCNA).

Collected Data

The PCNA aims to collect data from both health care organizations and community members on access to preventive and primary care services including:

  • Analysis of primary care, dental, and mental health provider shortages
  • Analysis of key barriers to health care access based on experiences, which may include, but are not limited to, perceptions of high waiting periods, long travel times, sufficiency of care, and integrated models of care
  • Assessment of Kansans who don’t have access to quality health care
  • Determination of the number of providers who use telehealth, telemedicine, and telemonitoring
  • Understand emergency preparedness capacity for the state

An analysis of the highest need for health services based on various demographic and/or geographic factors, such as poverty level, infant mortality, low birth weight, life expectancy, and percent or number of HPSAs will also be considered.