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Kansas Health Equity Partnership

The Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative are promoting awareness and education to eliminate disparities in care so that all Kansans have the opportunity to achieve their optimal state of health.

Health Equity is a vital part of the quality improvement initiatives that you are pursuing. By partnering to meet the goals outlined in the health equity guidance document, your organization can demonstrate your focus to further improve health care available to your full community. 

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Funding opportunity for clinics interested in embedding Community Health Worker teams

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), is seeking clinics interested in embedding teams of Community Health Workers (CHWs) at clinics in any county in Kansas.

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KHC Update — May 2022

Important Early Detection Works (EDW) update
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) EDW Program announced Gov. Kelly and the Kansas Legislature have provided supplemental program funding for program year 2022 and ongoing program years to support the increased need for cancer screening services. Effective May 9, 2022, the EDW program has resumed breast and cervical cancer screenings.

In addition to the resumption of screening services, EDW has reactivated direct provider enrollment privileges effective May 9, 2022. EDW providers with direct enrollment privileges may now resume direct enrollment of program eligible patients. All patients enrolled for EDW diagnostic services since March 1, 2022, will continue to be eligible for the diagnostic services for which they were enrolled. All payment requests for EDW services occurring between July 1, 2021 and June 2, 2022 must be entered by June 3, 2022. Payment requests entered after June 3, 2022 will not be processed until after July 1, 2022.

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