Kansas Communities of Care
Collaboration & Innovation for Community Health
A Community Approach To Health
Each community...your community...is unique; and the Kansas Communities of Care design supports local decision-making and leadership. Because you know what works best in your community, we're here to help you develop the skills necessary to drive collaboration and innovation in your community.
Health Is More Than Healthcare
There is a growing body of evidence that indicates what happens outside a healthcare setting is more important to health than what happens inside any healthcare setting. As much as 60% of what influences our health has everything to do with social and community support structures, behaviors, and environmental factors.
To promote and achieve health within a community, we have to think outside the healthcare box. The Kansas Communities of Care approach recognizes and values the array of voices, perspectives and expertise that are vital to creating meaningful and sustainable changes in health issues that matter to your community. From healthcare clinicians to social- and faith-based organizations, from Medicare Consumers to government organizations and representatives, each has a role to play in advancing change.
Our Communities Are Aging
The growth in the number and proportion of older adults is unprecedented in the history of the United States. Two factors—longer life spans and an aging Baby Boomer generation—will combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 and older during the next 25 years to about 72 million.
By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In Kansas, the issues of aging are more pronounced due to the state's population trends, which puts Kansas ahead of the U.S. in aging trends and overall population age.
9 out of 10 people the Kansas population gains in the next 25 years will be 65 or older
As a greater portion of the U.S. and Kansas population ages, it will have significant impacts in our communities. The Kansas Communities of Care design helps community coalitions act to drive changes in the health and realize improvement goals in care delivery and health outcomes for Medicare Consumers and all citizens.
Join a growing number of Kansas communities as a Community of Care.
With our FREE expertise in coalition and leadership development, quality improvement and health engagement, we can help your community become healthier. We don't tell you what to do, or do the work for you. Our job is to help your community develop the leadership, skills and vision to make a difference in the health and lives of citizens.
Funding for Kansas Communities of Care is provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our organization, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC), is part of a multi-state partnership that focuses our collective energy and expertise in driving improvements in care delivery and health outcomes for the Medicare population. This means our resources, expertise and talents are available to you for free!
While the focus of our work is related to Medicare and Medicare consumers, what we do helps all citizens in a community. Our job is to help communities identify the issue(s) and develop strategies to drive change. Following is an overview of the broad focus areas in Kansas Communities of Care:
Your Community, Your Vision, Your Success
Although our efforts are focused on particluar topics by CMS, our success comes from your vision and your success.
We work with community leaders passionate about health and the opportunity to make things better.
Become A Community of Care
Join the innovative communities across Kansas working to make their community a better place for Medicare consumers and all citizens by expressing your desire to become a Community of Care. Learn more by exploring the links found on this site, or contact us at
email@example.com today and share your vision.
About KFMC | Learn more about the work
KFMC does as a member of the
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network.
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