Kansas Health Foundation
Since their organization's establishment more than three decades ago, the Kansas Health Foundation has remained committed to addressing the health and wellness issues most impacting those in their state. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever. To learn more, they invite you to read on about their mission, vision, principles and people.
At the Kansas Health Foundation, all of their work centers on their mission: To improve the health of all Kansans. They envision a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play.
The Kansas Health Foundation could never meet this mission without a broad network of effective partnerships across the state. They work closely with other health foundations, nonprofit groups, community foundations, state agencies, universities, hospitals, communities and advisory groups to develop programs and find answers to complex health issues. And they will continue to form and strengthen partnerships with more Kansas organizations and communities.
The Kansas Health Foundation can trace its roots back to the 1985 sale of Wesley Medical Center.
At the time, Wesley was a nonprofit hospital associated with the United Methodist Church. Facing many changes in the health care industry, hospital and community leaders helped shape a vision: The hospital’s resources could be used to prevent disease instead of waiting to treat it once it occurs. This led to Wesley being sold to the for-profit Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).See more