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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Foundation gets funds for addiction recovery

  • Central Kansas Foundation for Alcohol and Chemical Dependency has been awarded a $23,800 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Recognition Grants program. This money will help support the KanRecover project, which will use a smartphone application to support persons in recovery from addictive disease.
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  • Central Kansas Foundation for Alcohol and Chemical Dependency has been awarded a $23,800 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Recognition Grants program. This money will help support the KanRecover project, which will use a smartphone application to support persons in recovery from addictive disease.
    "CFK appreciates the support from the Kansas Health Foundation to launch a promising smartphone application proven to reduce relapse and utilize technology to improve access to the support needed by persons in recovery from addictive disease," said Les Sperling, CEO of the Central Kansas Foundation.
    The KanRecover smartphone application was developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Enhancement System Studies. It provides real-time access to discussion groups, libraries of pertinent relapse prevention information, and a "panic button" that provides an immediate link to a counselor or identified support person in times of crises.
    Additional features include a weekly check-in and option to program high-risk relapse locations via GPS into the phone.
    Recognition Grants expanded the foundation's support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state. The program is targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects or initiatives that fit within the foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans.
    In addition to supporting projects, the foundation also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy systems and environmental transformations that support health.
    "Each year we are amazed at the incredible projects being done by organizations across Kansas," said Steve Coen, president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. "This grant program allows us to support these innovative and impactful community initiatives and recognize the groups and individuals making them a reality."
    This fall, the Kansas Health Foundation provided more than $900,000 through this program to help organizations accomplish 51 different projects intended to improve the health and wellness of Kansans.
    Using a competitive application process, the foundation allocates up to $2 million each year for the Recognition Grants program. Application deadlines for the two cycles are March 15 and Sept. 15 each year.
    Any tax-exempt, non-profit organization using the money for charitable purposes and proposing a project meeting the foundation's mission to improve the health of all Kansans is eligible.

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