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Posted on: February 12, 2024

KDHE Announces Expansion of Newborn Screening Program

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New screen for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) added.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Kansas Newborn Screening Program (KS-NBS) began screening for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) at the start of the month. The move ali...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Shawnee County Health Department Collaboration

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) announced today that residents can access a dashboard to stay up to date on a person-to-person outbreak of hepatitis A that began in August 2022. KDHE a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Get Ready for Kansas Radon Action Month in January

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Radon Program, encourages Kansans to take action this January by learning about radon and how its risks can be lowered.  

Radon is the second leading cause of l...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

KDHE Vital Statistics Topeka Office to Adjust Operations Until Monday, January 29

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vital Statistics Office will temporarily change operations due to a system enhancement starting Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at noon through Friday, January 26, 2024.  

During this time, the office w...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

KDHE Announces Re-Procurement of KanCare Medicaid & CHIP Capitated Managed Care Request for Proposal

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Administration, has released the KanCare Medicaid & CHIP capitated managed care request for proposals (RFP) for the provision of managed health care...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Governor’s Council on Wellness Opens Nominations for the 2024 Health Champion Award

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Each year, the Governor’s Council on Wellness (previously the Governor's Council on Fitness) recognizes one exceptional individual and one remarkable organization in Kansas who have shown outstanding dedication to promoting health, fitness and we...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Air Quality Advisory Rescinded for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded an air quality advisory for parts of the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska due to seasonal burning that was issued on April 7, 2023.

Conditions have i...

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing an air quality advisory for the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska. 

KDHE activated the Kansas smoke modeling tool on March 1, prior to widespread burning in the F...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

KDHE Encourages CHIP Families on the Importance of Timely Premium Payments

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansas households with a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollee to make timely payments on monthly premiums. This is especially important as the State resumes normal ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Hosts 2023 Governors Public Health Conference

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will kick off its annual Governor’s Public Health Conference on March 29 in Manhattan, KS. This year’s event will bring in a record number of attendees, with more than 500 public health professionals ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

KDHE Announces Steps KanCare Members Can Take to Reduce Risk of Losing Health Coverage

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reinforces the need for Kansans enrolled in the Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) program to keep their contact information updated and to be on the lookout for important information from KanCare in the mail....

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