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  Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, speaks Tuesday in Iola during a ceremony honoring the community's health-improvement efforts. Allen County was one of eight in the nation selected for the honor this year.  (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 21st

Allen County is basking in the glow of a major award from the nation's largest health philanthropy.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded Allen County its prestigious Culture of Health Prize for efforts to improve the health of the community.

Richard Besser, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announces the selection of Allen County for the foundation's 2017 Culture of Health Prize, at a ceremony in Iola. (Photo: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 20th

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected Allen County as one of its 2017 Culture of Health Prize winners.

  David Toland, CEO of Thrive Allen County, and others prepare for a Tuesday ceremony in Iola where community officials will receive a national award for their health-improvement efforts.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 19th

Allen County is one of eight 2017 winners of the Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest public health philanthropy. In short, this national award is a pretty big deal. It recognizes Allen County's efforts to create a healthier community.

In Kansas, younger or low-income adults are less likely to have health insurance than their counterparts in other states, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (graphic courtesy of the Kansas Health Institute)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 14th

The Kansas Health Institute's analysis of census data found that the proportion of Kansans living in poverty who are uninsured is higher than the national average.   

New information from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the average uninsured rate in states with Medicaid expansion is 6.5 percent, while the average rate in states without expansion is 11.7 percent.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 13th

Approximately 249,000 Kansans lacked health coverage in 2016, down from about 261,000 the previous year.

Harvest Public Media Monday, September 4th

The study examined data from the heavily agricultural San Joaquin Valley in California, matching birth records to pesticide application rates in certain areas of the valley. 

Jim McLean Friday, September 1st

Kansans who sign up for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange will see higher premiums in the coming year, but they won't necessarily have to pay more out of pocket.

Osawatomie State Hospital (File photo, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 23rd

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has unveiled a proposal to build a new mental hospital at Osawatomie, but Jim Ward says other options should be on the table. 

The new $8 million Independence Healthcare Center, operates as an extension of Labette Health, a regional hospital in nearby Parsons. The center will serve Independence, a town of about 8,800 people that has been without a hospital for about two years. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 23rd

The rural Kansas town of Independence lost its hospital two years ago. Now, it has a health center with more limited services. 

Flickr photo by Ilan Sharif
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 18th

The report says up to 40 percent of food may be thrown out.

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