Kansas Rural Health Works

Contact: John Leatherman, 785-532-4492, olg@agecon.ksu.edu


krhwKRHW works to foster sustainable rural health care systems, increase awareness of health care importance, assess local perceptions of current health care services, identify current health care assets, identify key issues in the community, mobilize the community if issues emerge, and provide action planning for new community initiatives. The program generates resources to extend outreach work in multiple program areas, supports the creation of custom research and information reports for counties and communities throughout Kansas, and provides K-State with institutional visibility throughout the state related to rural healthcare. KRHW has also provided financial support for several undergraduate students.


Kansas Rural Health Works

Program Partners:

Kansas Hospital Association; Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Office of Local and Rural Health; Docking Institute at Fort Hays University

Institutional Impact Area(s):

K-State Research and Extension Office of Local Government


K-State Students; Health care institutions


Community and Economic Development; Health and Health Care; K-State Research and Extension;