The Kansas Hospital Association established a foundation for it's members in 1969 and redesigned it in 1998 as a 501(c)3 organization. Healthworks, previously the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, is funded through contributions, grants and educational fees.
Vision:Optimal Health for KansansMission:Facilitating collaboration and innovation to improve health delivery for Kansas communitiesOrganization:Healthworks has an 13-member board of directors. The Kansas Hospital Association is the sole member of Healthworks. The directors are KHA members and others who support the vision and values of the Foundation. Since 1969, Healthworks has played an important role in helping the Kansas Hospital Association achieve its mission and vison
In 2021 KHA launched the foundation's new brand identity and highlight the goal of revolutionizing health care delivery in Kansas. The former name – both the long-form version and the acronym KHERF – caused some confusion and didn't entirely reflect the foundation's key attributes of being bold, resourceful, motivating and collaborative. The new name and look communicates the true essence of the foundation in a meaningful way.The name Healthworks easily identifies its primary focus, without sounding like a health care provider. We're emphasizing "KS" in the logo to show the connection to Kansas in a clever way. We are intentionally aligning the colors with the Kansas Hospital Association, which is the sole member of Healthworks. The iconography on the brand materials reflects familiar symbols of the state and health care, and the bold patterns illustrate Healthworks and "revolutionary" personality.Healthworks will continue to follow KHA's vision: Optimal Health for Kansans. Healthworks' mission is: To facilitate collaboration and innovation to improve health. Healthworks educates partners, brings groups together and finds funding to provide services to change health care for the better. We believe with bold ideas and brave leadership, anything is possible.
– Healthworks is part of the Kansas Hospital Association –
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