The Kansas Prevention Collaborative (KPC) is a service of Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). A partnership of several different state, educational, and provider agencies, the KPC’s goal is to expand prevention efforts to be more inclusive of mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and problem gambling education and awareness, as well as to increase the availability of resources for local-level prevention and promotion strategic plans.
DCCCA believes that each success and each failure can be evaluated and used to make our programs stronger and our impact on the communities we serve more valuable. This is evident in more than 40 years of adapting, growing, and changing our programs to serve the changing needs in our communities.
Greenbush serves learners of all ages by working with schools, communities, and agencies statewide to ensure equal educational opportunities for all. Greenbush was established in 1976 to help schools accomplish more by working together.
Greenbush offers a wide variety of services, with partners paying only for what they need. This entrepreneurial approach has led to more than 40 years of growth and innovation.
Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ was formerly known as Headquarters. Today, Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ is the suicide prevention leader in Kansas, providing counseling, education, and resources for all to improve public health.
KSPHQ operates Headquarters Counseling Center, providing free crisis counseling by phone and text, and the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center, as well as comprehensive training throughout Kansas and within our volunteer counselor program.
KSPHQ is able to provide Kansans high-quality, evidence-based suicide intervention services, prevention systems, and resources. We know that through compassion, means restriction, and professional intervention that suicide is preventable.
The Center for Community Health and Development (formerly the KU Work Group) has developed widely used capabilities for community-based participator research and for building capacity for community work, including through the Community Tool Box and Community Check Box. Recognition of these capabilities led to official designation in 2004 as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services mission is to foster an environment that promotes security, dignity and independence for all Kansans.
The agency administers services to older adults; administers behavioral health, addiction and prevention programs; manages the four state hospitals and institutions; administers the state’s home- and community-based services waiver programs under KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program; and directs health occupations credentialing.
The Community Engagement Institute’s Prevention Initiatives team is dedicated to supporting communities so that they can select and implement evidence-based strategies related to the prevention of problem-gambling, substance abuse, suicide, and other aspects of behavioral health promotion. Drawing on decades of experience, we recognize the risk and protective factors for many of these issues are shared.