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KSME Partnership

The Kansas Department for Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) have collaborated to build a self-management education program in the state of Kansas. KDHE and KFMC are funded individually to deliver self-management education. Through collaboration, the programs can have far greater reach. The joint effort is known as Kansas Self-Management Education (KSME).

Kansas Department of Health & Environment

KDHE is a part of the executive branch of the Kansas government. Its mission is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans. KDHE works with both larger governmental institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local organizations, such as health departments, to promote health throughout the state. The KDHE Bureau of Health Promotion is funded by the CDC to promote, implement and sustain self-management and prevention programs by partnering with the people of Kansas.

Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

KFMC is continuing its goal to improve health outcomes and healthcare delivery for Kansas Medicare consumers as a member of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN). The Great Plains QIN is composed of former standalone Quality Improvement Organizations in four states: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Our common goal of improving health for Medicare consumers and combined resources will enable partners to access new expertise and perspectives to improve health outcomes and care delivery. Self-Management Education programs target health consumers directly and are funded through a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This material was prepared by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-GPQIN-KS-GEN-08/0914