Thursday, March 3, 2016

Welcome message from Vice Chancellor Spaulding

Kansas health care providers, colleagues and friends,
We are excited to share this inaugural edition of KU Medical Center’s Communities blog and newsletter with you. It is the first KU Medical Center publication dedicated to community health news and information across the entire state of Kansas.

March 21-23 - Kansas HOSA Spring Leadership Conference

Kansas high school students are heading to Pittsburg March 21-23 for the annual Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference.

Five telehealth start-up tips

Implementing telehealth services can seem daunting. With all the factors to consider, hospital administrators and provider often are unsure of where or how to start.

March 30 - Women's Health Symposium, Hays

The Women's Health Symposium is designed to update health care professionals on women's health issues including heart disease, breast cancer, menopause and other topics.

Why I'm a rural preceptor - Rick Whitlow, M.D.

It takes a community to raise a doctor. 

March 31 symposium - Achieving health equity in Kansas: Where do we go from here?

Leaders from Kansas and around the country will address topics on the current state of health disparities and innovative approaches to reduce health inequities in urban and rural populations.

Best practices: Making a difference, one trip at a time

After a disheartening rise in no-shows for doctor's appointments and stacks of not-picked-up prescriptions, a health center in southeast Kansas decided something must be done. 

Free community HPV documentary screenings

The Midwest Cancer Alliance is teaming up with some of its members in Kansas and Missouri to show a moving film on the devastating effects of HPV and the importance of getting the vaccine.