Center for Organizational Development & Collaboration
Project Highlights
KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

Five CODC facilitators provide technical assistance to build capacities in coalitions serving 20 communities across Kansas seeking to improve options for healthy eating and active living in their towns or counties.


KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES, HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES PROGRAMS SUPPORT

A team of CODC facilitors administratively support the state of Kansas in delivering Medicaid services to people receiving long-term services and supports in their homes or in the community by providing opportunities for KanCare participants to engage with policymakers about decisions that will affect their care.


SEDGWICK COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION COMBINES EFFORTS FOR ZERO SUICIDES

CODC staff support a coalition that includes a range of mental health, health care, addiction treatment, law enforcement, veteran, school, university, advocacy and other stakeholders, who are collaborating to address a shared, complex challenge.


WICHITA COALITION FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION ORGANIZING FOR IMPACT

During the economic downturn of 2008, Wichita experienced a spike in child abuse fatalities. Leaders from the Wichita Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, Wichita hospitals, and the state department of Social and Rehabilitation Services started to share information with each other and with family-serving programs. CODC staff have supported the coalition through a formal strategic plan outlining strategies, activities and indicators for course correction.


CODC SUPPORTS IMPORTANT BREASTFEEDING WORK IN KANSAS

We serve as facilitators for the Kansas Breast Feeding Coalition (KBC). The KBC is comprised of over 100 individuals from a variety of organizations working collaboratively to promote and protect breastfeeding in order to improve the health of Kansas families.


KANSAS POWER OF THE POSITIVE

We serve as the facilitator and evaluator for the Kansas Power of the Positive (K-PoP) initiative to address adverse childhood experiences. The purpose of K-PoP is to support collaborative efforts among child welfare and public health systems and stakeholders to decrease the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Kansas children.