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About KAC

Kansas Action for Children’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy transforms the lives of Kansas kids. The Topeka-based KAC focuses on early education, health care access, and family supports for the more than 707,000 children who call this state home. With support from individuals and private foundations, KAC has worked for more than four decades to make Kansas the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

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30 October 2023 | Health

Next Round of Managed Care Companies Will Soon Bid for KanCare Contract

Heather Braum | October 30, 2023

On October 2, the state released a new request for proposal (RFP) to solicit bids for the next round of KanCare managed care organizations (MCOs). Over the next 15 months, the state will work through the procurement and contract processes. Selection decisions will have profound effects on Kansans enrolled in KanCare, as different companies may have different coverage policies and practices. 

23 October 2023 | Tax and Budget

A State Child Tax Credit Will Help Every Kansas Kid Blossom

October 23, 2023

The establishment of a state child tax credit (CTC) would lower the rate of childhood poverty in Kansas while increasing economic outcomes for Kansas families.

14 November 2023
Tax and Budget

FY 2024 Kansas Revenue Tracker

12 October 2023
Economic Security Health Education Tax and Budget Early Learning

The 2023 Kansas KIDS COUNT Data Book

Be a Champion for Kansas Kids

Kansas Action for Children engages, educates, and activates champions for the smallest Kansans. Here’s how you can join our team and make a difference, right now and in the future.


years of KAC putting the children and families of Kansas first.


children call our state home. We owe them a bright future.


Kansas kids live in poverty. We can and must do better.

Areas of work

Every Kansas child — from birth to elementary school— should have access to high-quality early education, access to affordable health care, and support if times get tough. These investments in the early years create a rock-solid foundation for growth and development that lasts a lifetime. And through sensible budget and tax policy, Kansans support kids and families who otherwise would go without. These four areas, separate but tightly linked, are at the center of all that KAC does.

Economic Security

PROVEN PROGRAMS HELP FAMILIES ON THE EDGE. When families are financially secure, their children experience stability and can grow...

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THE EARLIEST YEARS OF A CHILD'S LIFE ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL for developing a strong foundation for later learning...

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HEALTHY KANSAS KIDS AND FAMILIES ARE CRITICAL TO OUR STATE'S FUTURE. Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up...

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State Budget

THE STATE BUDGET IS MORE THAN DOLLARS AND CENTS. It reflects the values of Kansas voters and the lawmakers...

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SENSIBLE TAX POLICY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Children can thrive when their basic needs are met. Through our tax...

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