The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has announced the launch of the new Kansas Prevention Collaborative (KPC) website. The KPC was created in an effort to integrate and innovate behavioral health prevention efforts. With this in mind, the KPC website is designed to serve as a communication hub for coalitions across the state. It will allow coalition members to exchange resources and information, and will also lead the conversation about prevention in the state of Kansas.
The partners that comprise the KPC include KDADS, DCCA, Greenbush, KU Work Group, WSU’s Community Engagement Institute (CEI), NAMI Kansas, and Keys for Networking. Together, these partners are committed to expanding prevention efforts to be more inclusive of mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and problem gambling education and awareness. They are also working to increase the availability of resources to adequately fund local level prevention and promotion strategic plans. The KPC website is a big part of ensuring that coalitions have access to the tools necessary to do sustainable work within their communities.