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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Air Quality Advisory Rescinded for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded an air quality advisory for parts of the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska due to seasonal burning that was issued on April 7, 2023.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 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: February 27, 2023

Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are the months when large areas of the state’s rangelands are burned, especially within the Flint Hills. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie ecosystem,...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Now Available for All Kansas Communities

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital, and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT), is now offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to households in al...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Actions to Assist Kansans Affected by Infant Formula Shortage

Governor Laura Kelly today announced actions her administration has taken to ease the burden on Kansas families affected by the nationwide infant formula shortage. Since February, the Kelly Administration has been working with state agencie...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Transition to COVID-19 Endemic Response

Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE announced efforts to shift from emergency pandemic response to endemic normalcy, which includes a COVID-19 response similar to other recurring diseases. KDHE will continue to ensure the State is prepared for future needs.

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Posted on: December 11, 2021

KanCare Enrollees: Has Your Information or Circumstances Changed?

KanCare enrollees: If your contact information or household circumstances have changed, please update the KanCare Clearinghouse. Call 1-800-792-4884. This may help you keep your coverage after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has ended.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

KDHE Launches New Initiatives to Address Maternal Mortality

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health to receive funding as part of the State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Partnership Progra...

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News Flash

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...

Read on...

KDHE Home - Latest Updates
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...

Read on...

KDHE Home - Latest Updates
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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KDHE Home - Latest Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2023

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

For Immediate Release Graphic

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 ...

Read on...

KDHE Home - Latest Updates
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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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Actions to Assist Kansans Affected by Infant Formula Shortage

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Governor Laura Kelly today announced actions her administration has taken to ease the burden on Kansas families affected by the nationwide infant formula shortage. Since February, the Kelly Administration has been working with st...

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