Healthy Families Program

Program Purpose

Bureau of Family Health (BFH) receives targeted funding from the Kansas legislature to provide services to low-income and high-risk families in Geary and Wyandotte counties with disparate populations and high infant mortality rates for comprehensive public health nursing services utilizing the Olds and Omaha models of intensive nursing case management. These two counties have infant mortality rates nearly three times greater than the general Kansas population.

 

Funding

Applications for funding to support Healthy Family Services should be submitted for continuation of current contracts only. Award amounts are contingent on State General funding availability allocated for this initiative. Awards will be initiated upon receipt of a proposed budget based on the actual amount of the award provided the previous year. At this time, a local match is not required for the Healthy Families grant. Grantee counties are expected to use these SGF funds as matching dollars to draw down Medicaid dollars and provide Healthy Family services to Medicaid-enrolled women and children in these two service areas.

 

Reporting Requirements

All grantees must submit quarterly Certified Affidavit of Expenditures. Refer to the Fiscal Reporting Section for details. A mid-year report covering the first six months (July 1 through December 31) of the contract period is due on or before January 15. The end-of-year report covering the last six months (January 1 through June 30) of the contract period is due on or before July 15.

 

Program Contact Person

Barbara Kramer 

Bureau of Family Health

Phone: 785-296-1308

bkramker@kdheks.gov

 

Forms Required:

Certified Affidavit of Expenditures

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Healthy Family Narrative Report |

 

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