State of the Heart is Community Care Network of Kansas‘ monthly vodcast series in which they explore themes of health-related foundational beliefs, policy development and implementation, and current/future practices with subject matter experts from across Kansas. These themes are grouped in four distinct topic areas: Community, Care, Network and Kansas.

Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized health care leader, attorney, policy expert, administrator and author who has been at the forefront of recent major federal health care policy negotiations in the United States.

His work focuses on health reform, health equity, mental/behavioral health, social determinants of health, poverty and health system transformation.