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A Foundation Examines Tobacco Use Among Those With Serious Mental Illness


July 2nd, 2014

Tobacco use (specifically, cigarette smoking) is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Kansas (one out of every five adults there smoke cigarettes), according to an e-alert from the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). Use is highest among residents with mental illness. Currently, one of four Kansas smokers (26 percent) has a mental illness. […]

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What Do Consumers Need to Know about Health Reform’s Changes?


August 29th, 2013

This was the title of a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation webinar (first in a series) held on August 28. I decided I could surely learn something new about the Affordable Care Act and also could refresh my knowledge by listening to the webinar—after all, it was aimed at journalists! Following are a few tidbits […]

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Is Foundation Funding of Environmental Health the Answer to a Challenge to Prevention in the Supreme Court ACA Ruling?


August 30th, 2012

As a former state legislator and foundation CEO, I worry about how the majority opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius) may affect our approach to prevention programs. Funding environmental health may be the best way to go. In […]

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On the Philanthropy Blogs Roundup: Health Reform, Dengue, Polling, and More


August 20th, 2010

I have been scanning the blogs listed on our GrantWatch Blogroll to the right and wanted to point out some posts that are worth looking at. Check out Matt Sundeen’s informative August 5, 2010, post “To Be Seen Whether Other States Follow Missouri’s Vote against Health Reform,” on the Colorado Trust’s Community Connections Blog. Sundeen, who […]

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