State Health Assessment & Improvement Plan
Healthy Kansans Ask: What Are the Top Health Issues in Our State?
With the recent release of Healthy People 2030, KDHE is preparing to engage Kansans in a new collaborative process to identify and address the current leading health challenges in our state. The resulting state health assessment (SHA) and state health improvement plan (SHIP) will be informed by the national Healthy People framework and will be known as Healthy Kansans 2030.
Healthy Kansans 2030
All people in Kansas reach their full health potential through sustainable, equitable, and empowered communities.
We value sustained:
- Community Driven Solutions
- Holistic Approaches to Health
- Improve inequities in health/health outcomes
- Improve access to care, including behavioral health
- Improve conditions that facilitate healthy behaviors/health literacy
- Improve public health funding
State Health Improvement Plan Implementation: Priority Work Group Opportunity
The 2023-2027 State Health Improvement Plan, adopted by the Healthy Kansans 2030 Steering Committee, is preparing for implementation. The goals, strategies, and actions to advance each of the four priorities contained in the plan will require ongoing engagement of people and organizations across Kansas.
If you are interested in being part of the work to transform the ideas contained in the 2023-2027 State Health Improvement Plan into action, share your contact information with our team.
El Plan Estatal de Mejora de la Salud 2023-2027, adoptado por el Comité Directivo de Habitantes de Kansas Saludables 2023, se está preparando para su implementación. Las metas, estrategias y acciones para avanzar en cada una de las cuatro Prioridades contenidas en el plan requerirán la participación continua de personas y organizaciones en todo Kansas. Si usted está interesado en ser parte del trabajo para transformar en acción las ideas contenidas en el Plan Estatal de Mejora de la Salud 2023-2027, por favor, proporcione su información de contacto.
Call for Stories Submissions
The Health Action Stories Update publication is now accepting article proposals. We need input from partners like you to make this publication informative, resourceful, relevant, and timely for our readers, who range from non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and for-profit companies to individuals. Tell us how you are making an impact in one or more of the following SHIP Priority Areas of Focus:
- Improve inequities in health/health outcomes.
- Improve access to care, including behavioral health.
- Improve conditions that facilitate healthy behaviors/health literacy.
- Improve public health funding.
How to Submit Your Stories
- Review the story submission guidelines (PDF).
- Include a photo release (PDF) for any photo submissions.
- Submit your stories.
- Questions? Email Abigail
Websites & Toolkits
State and local health assessments are compiled using both quantitative and qualitative data. KDHE collects and reports on a variety of health-related indicators. The following resources can be helpful to local health departments and hospitals who are engaged in community-level assessments and improvement planning.