Healthy Kansas Hospitals

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Healthy Kansas Hospitals

As major employers in the community and the primary source of health care in many communities, hospitals have the opportunity to establish strong community norms and influence the health decisions of the public. By providing the healthiest food venues possible for their employees and community, hospitals can be powerful employers and role models.

  

 

What is Healthy Kansas Hospitals and What Can My Hospital Do?

The population affected by the dietary options available within Kansas hospitals not only includes patients, but the hospital staff, medical staff and clinic staff who often utilize the available onsite dietary services and finally, the general public. As major employers in the community and the primary source of health care in many communities, hospitals have the opportunity to establish strong community norms and influence the health decisions of the public. By providing the healthiest food venues possible for their employees and community (which includes cafeterias, vending machines, snack carts, and gift shops), hospitals can be powerful employers and role models.  Read More...

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Media Center for the Healthy Kansas Hospitals program.
Get started with this first toolkit of resources that can help your hospital make healthy options the routine, easy choice.
This second toolkit of resources will further assist and support your hospital as you lead the way to improve food and beverage environments.
For more information on this program, contact Chrisy Madden, KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Tish Hollingsworth (thollingsworth@kha-net.org) or Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, is offering a training opportunity for Small Hospital Improvement Program grant eligible facilities focusing on an overview of the EDTC program.
For more information regarding this seminar, contact Ronnie Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@kha-net.org.
For more information or to participate, contact Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.