Kansas Governor Sam Brownback kicked off a state health planning process this week. He was joined by leaders from various state agencies and non-profit groups to come up with a long-range plan. Brownback encouraged the group's steering committee to explore which health issues have the greatest effect on Kansas families, and which are most important for the state's economic growth. Paula Clayton is the Director of Health Promotion for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The current plan contains 42 topic areas and nearly 600 overall objectives. In addition, other objectives are still evolving.