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The current year news releases for KDADS are listed below.

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Media Coverage of KDADS

Date Subject
April 17 Integration of I/DD into KanCare Going Smoothly
April 15 Two Topeka Nursing Homes Have Substantially More Violations Than State Average
April 14 Almost One-Third of Shawnee County Nursing Homes Get Top Ranking
April 13 Topeka Nursing Homes Pursue Culture Change
April 12 Nursing Homes Adjust To More Post-Hospital Patients
March 14 Larned State Hospital to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Current News Releases - 2014

Date Subject Photo or Video Audio
Oct. 14

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2015 Begins Wednesday, October 15

Sept. 29 KDADS Expects to Have Nearly 6,100 Individuals Receive PD Services by the End of the Year    
Sept. 18

KDADS Awards $1M Grant to Fund Behavioral Health Crises Intervention in Three Kansas Counties

Sept. 17

KDADS Awarded Grant to Expand Supported Employment Services for Individuals with Mental Illness in Wichita and Southwest Kansas

Sept. 16

KDADS Announces Expansion of Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement

Aug. 20

KDADS Closes Atishwin Institute in Wichita

Aug. 12

New Federal Policies Threaten Kansas Self-Directed Home-Based Services

July 9

Larned State Hospital to Host 11th Annual Mental Health Conference

July 8 State of Kansas Selected to Participate in SAMHSA Prescription Drug Abuse Academy    
June 23 KDADS’ Senior Medicare Patrol Awarded Grant to Continue Training and Outreach Efforts    
May 28 Governor Sam Brownback Announces Programs to Strengthen Mental Health Delivery in the State    
April 29 KanCare Increases Services Provided to Vulnerable Consumers    
April 24 Governor Brownback Proclaims May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Kansas   audio speaker icon
March 14 KDADS Secretary Shawn Sullivan Appoints Brent Widick to be New Superintendent of the Kansas Neurological Institute    
April 2 KDADS Announces Expansion of PACE Program to 51 Additional Counties    
April 1 KDADS and Kansas Regional Prevention Centers Expand Alcohol Awareness Media Campaign    
February 26 Governor Brownback Honors KDADS Employees of the Quarter for Outstanding Service    
February 18 KDADS Schedules Information Sessions on Its TBI Waiver Services Program    
January 30 I/DD Waiver Servicesí Incorporation into KanCare    
January 23 Governor Brownback Announces Major Improvements To Delivery Of Behavioral Health Services In Kansas City Metro Area    
January 27

KDADS Unveils New Problem Gambling Public Awareness Campaign

January 17

KanCare Primed for Feb. 1 Implementation of I/DD Services; Stakeholder Session Scheduled in Advance of Final Agreement

January 17

New KanCare Ombudsman, New Director of Managed Care Named

January 16

Low Income Energy Assistance Program Helps Heat Homes

December 27

I/DD Waiver Services’ Incorporation into KanCare to be Delayed

December 17 Topeka Resident Presented with KDADS Volunteer of the Month Award camara icon  

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