Thursday, October 12, 2017

KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth honors behavioral telehealth HEROs

As part of October’s Mental Health Awareness week, the KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth (KUCTT) congratulates the Telehealth HEROs honored during the 25th Anniversary celebration. Their guidance and passion to increase access to behavioral health for Kansans is why these HEROs were honored. Behavioral health is one of KUCTT’s most active and growing services. The technology has grown cheaper, faster and better, but what has remained the same is a desire to provide our best family-centered services to the most vulnerable Kansans who otherwise would not have access to care.

2017 Heartland Health Equity Conference

The Heartland Health Equity Conference will be held October 17-18, 2017 in Overland Park, Kansas. The conference aims to encourage open discussion among community members to address health equity in our communities and region.

23rd annual Kansas Career Opportunities health care career fair held in Kansas City and Wichita

University of Kansas Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services held the 23rd annual Kansas Career Opportunities (KCO) health care career fair in Kansas City at the KU Medical Center Hixson Atrium on August 31, 2017 and in Wichita at the Distillery 244 Event Venue on Sept. 26, 2017.

Developmental Therapeutics – Immuno-Oncology and Beyond symposium

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development will be hosting Developmental Therapeutics – Immuno-Oncology and Beyond, an inaugural symposium on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Pediatric specialists provide child trauma resources

Recent natural disasters and national tragedies are impacting Kansas children and families. KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth (KUCTT) pediatric specialists suggest listening to children’s concerns and following their lead with honesty and developmentally appropriate support. Strategies may include limiting media exposure; seizing opportunities to talk about their feelings, thoughts, and concerns; and reassuring them of their safety and plans to keep them safe.