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Barber County Health Coalition is awarded KHF Grant


Kansas Health Foundation has awarded more than $4.7 million in funding to 18 communities in the state through its Healthy Communities Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas.

The Friends of Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Foundation – Barber County (FRIENDS) partnered with Kiowa District Healthcare, Barber County Health Department, Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Medicine Lodge Community Health Foundation in creating the Barber County Health Coalition. This coalition initially united in the fall of 2016 to collectively sponsor the Barber County Community Health Needs Assessment that was completed in March 2017. Because of that assessment, the next step is creating a strategic plan for identification and solutions of health equity issues in Barber County. The goal is to partnership with the people directly affected by that issue in the development of solutions. As a result of this planning an action plan will be submitted on May 1, 2018.

The Kansas Health Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit


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