Information for Communities

Communities are the best champions of their own health. They know the most pressing health issues, and hold the optimal strategies to tackle them. We also know community-led changes benefit from strong, long-term partnerships — and that's where the Institute for Community Engagement comes in. We collaborate to improve health with health care providers, community leaders and like-minded organizations in every Kansas county and dozens of other communities across our region and world.

Successful partnerships motivate us all to work harder, innovate more and grow relationships to build healthy communities.

There are a variety of ways to work with the Institute. We can:

Strengthen the Health Care Workforce by —

Research to Improve Health by —

  • Connecting to researchers in your community to improve the health for all
  • Enhancing treatment for diseases that substantially affect community health such as diabetes and cancer
  • Improving quality of life for vulnerable populations through community-based research and community-driven solutions
  • Providing opportunities to participate in research without leaving the community

Advance Health Care Access by —

  • Bringing physicians and specialty clinics to Kansas towns
  • Using technology to increase access to physicians and specialists
  • Expanding access to cancer treatment and clinical trials through the Midwest Cancer Alliance
  • Offering preventive health screenings

Enhance Student Education by —

Contact us today to learn more about how we can work together to improve Kansas' health.

Last modified: Aug 22, 2014
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The power of partnerships is astounding. KU faculty, staff and students are collaborating to improve health with health care providers, community leaders and like-minded organizations in every Kansas county and dozens of other communities across our region and world.

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