Updated December 2015
- Doniphan County is served by the East office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Pittsburg, which serve the state through student education initiatives, professional education for health care providers, health screenings, clinics and public presentations on health topics.
Enhancing Student Education
- 1 student from Doniphan County is currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- Doniphan County is part of the Eastern Medical Education Network with Jon Sides, M.D., a resident of Burlington, serving as the medical education director. The medical education director helps coordinate the School of Medicine's efforts to mentor, train and place physicians throughout Kansas.
Strengthening the Health Care Workforce
- 3 KU Medical Center alumni live and/or practice in Doniphan County.
- 1 enrollment in KU Medical Center continuing education/professional development courses and conferences by Brown County health care professionals in Fiscal Year 2015. Continuing education programming is offered by KU Medical Center's Continuing Education and Professional Development and KU AHECs.
Researching to Improve Health
- Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer recurrence, and rural women are considered to be at a higher risk for obesity and to have less access to health care. Female patients from 60 counties, including Doniphan County, are taking part in a weight-loss maintenance intervention program for breast cancer survivors in rural Kansas. The program connects survivors for long-term weight management using phone-based peer group support. The study then evaluates the effectiveness of the program over time. This research is led by Christie Befort, Ph.D. and is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 70 Doniphan County residents participated in outreach activities conducted by the Center for American Indian Health at KU Medical Center in FY15. The CAICH develops and implements a variety of culturally-tailored programs to close health disparities in rates of cancer, diabetes, cigarette smoking and other important health issues.
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Mar 18, 2016