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Kansas named to program to improve healthcare

Kansas City Star, April 18, 2008
Kansas is one of eight states selected by the Commonwealth Fund and AcademyHealth to participate in the State Quality Improvement Institute--an effort to improve healthcare quality. The program is designed to help states create and implement plans to improve performance in areas such as health outcomes, access and efficiency. The participating states were identified as those with the commitment, leadership and resources to build on previous improvements. The states inolved will convene teams consisting of state officials, major employers, healthcare providers and representatives from the healthcare advocacy community to develop policy and program strategies.