Health Care researchers seek Kansas voices for study

Steven Rains - July 17, 2019 6:35 pm

Kansas consumers are being asked to participate in a multi-state research study about their interaction with health insurance and the healthcare system.

“This research project is a chance for consumers to make their voices heard about their experiences with health insurance (or lack of health insurance) and the healthcare system in their communities,” said Elizabeth Kiss, assistant professor and extension specialist at Kansas State University.

The research study is a collaborative effort between North Dakota State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Maryland. It seeks consumers ages 18-64 from various locations: farm/ranch (8 participants), rural town (2 participants), and urban (3 participants). Those selected to be a part of this study, will be asked to participate in monthly interviews for 7 months starting this summer. Participants will be compensated up to $275 for their time. Interviews will be audio recorded and then used to create a consumer decision-making model regarding healthcare access in rural states. This project is funded by the North Central Region Center for Rural Development and Maryland Extension.

To apply to be part of the study, complete the application at For more information or questions about the study, email [email protected] or call 785-532-1946.


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