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"An essential aspect of coordinating care for the whole person is also coordinating the administrative services," said Secretary Shawn Sullivan of the Kansas Department on Aging. “We feel the programs can be managed in a more uniform way that will benefit Kansans who utilize these services.”
Secretary Sullivan was at the Parsons SKIL office to answer questions and share information about the new Kan Care program in Kansas. Video of this presentation is available at this link.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 11:25am
Topeka - Following a months-long public input process, Governor Sam Brownback and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., today announced the Administration’s plan for reform the state’s Medicaid system. KDHE Secretary Robert Moser, M.D., Aging Secretary Shawn Sullivan and SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki joined them for the announcement.
“The input process led by Lt. Gov. Colyer and the working group included stakeholder meetings and public forums held across Kansas,” Gov. Brownback said. “Our reform plan is based on three criteria - improving quality of care of Kansans receiving Medicaid; controlling costs of the program; and long-lasting reforms that improve the quality of health and wellness of Kansans.”
The cornerstone of these initiatives is an integrated care system, called KanCare, focused on improving health outcomes for Kansans that will bend the cost curve of Medicaid down over time.
There is an old proverb, "too many cooks spoil the broth" It means that if too many people try to take charge at a task, the end product might be ruined. Well the Independence SKIL office has learned the true way to get the job done, "many hands make light work". The staff and all the volunteers found out that "the more the merrier" really is a good way to get a Thanksgiving Dinner ready.
There was plenty of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie for all. In fact there was enough turkey that one of the door prizes was a 21 pound turkey for someone to take home for their Thanksgiving dinner.
The group shared before the meal that there are many thing in this world that make them thankful. Some mention: family, friends. health, our soldiers, the prosperity we have in being able to come together. The crew worked together and served everyone at their own table.
Chris Matthews sang some heartfelt songs that had everyone a tapping or jiving to the music . After the rest of the prizes were drawn, including a blue-ray DVD player and a matching pair of reindeers, the team kicked into high gear.
Some were wiping tables. Others were folding chairs. The person sweeping up was moving through a crowd of awesome volunteers.
Hope to see you there next time. And remember, "the more the merrier". More photos at the read more icon.
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Program is currently searching for women of achievement, who are wheelchair mobile, to serve as contestants in the Eighth Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event. Contestants can be nominated by a person or group or can choose to participate in the program. Organizations and companies are being encouraged to nominate women who are passionate, dynamic, articulate, and who have a message to share throughout the state.