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NW Kansas counties selected for health project


Four western Kansas communities have received grant funding to enhance health care from the Kansas Rural Health System Improvement Project.

A collaboration between Osborne, Phillips and Smith counties was among the projects selected for grant funding.

The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund was the lead funding agency and organizer of the project.

"Our goal was to find four energetic, forward-thinking rural communities interested in developing a unified local effort to improve population health, access, quality and cost in their respective areas," said Kim Moore, president of the health fund.

Each participant will be provided relevant data about the health of its designated population, guidance from a health care consultant, information on best rural practices and financial support.

Other recipients were Cheyenne County, Clark County and Kearny County.