The office of Community Relations is the University of Kansas Medical Center's front door for community partnerships. Our team works closely with people, Kansas City metropolitan businesses, neighbors, and civic organizations who want to work with the KU Medical Center. We routinely help our external partners navigate our system, and connect our faculty, staff, and students to the wider community through meaningful partnerships to address community needs, enrich student learning and facilitate research.
If you have questions, ideas for working together or want to talk about connecting with KU Medical Center resources, please contact us. We look forward to talking with you and hearing from you. Our goal is to make lasting connections, develop partnerships and exceed your expectations as a community partner.
Community Relations is an initiative in the Institute for Community Engagement. Our Community Relations team deals directly with our public, business and neighborhood partners, while our Institute for Community Engagement team emphasizes relationships and programs with health care providers across Kansas.
The University of Kansas Medical Center uses the Carnegie Foundations' definition for community engagement and recently worked with KU-Lawrence to submit our 2020 reapplication for accreditation. Carnegie defines Community Engagement as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Read Full Carnegie Definition for Community Engagement here
For more information contact:
- Anchor Organizations
- Campus Compact
- Carnegie Definition for Community Engagement
- University of Kansas, Center for Community Health & Development - Community Tool Box
- University of Kansas, Center for Service Learning
- University of Kansas, Community Service Recognition