Last updated January 2013
Doniphan County is served by the East office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Pittsburg, which serves 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.
- 60 K-12 students in Doniphan County participated in activities during 2012 that encouraged them to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by the Area Health Education Centers and Office for Cultural Enhancement and Diversity.
- Doniphan County is part of the Eastern Medical Education Network with Robert Haskins, MD, a resident of Pittsburg, 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
- 12 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Doniphan County.
- 1 Doniphan County physician received funding through the Kansas Bridging Plan, a loan-forgiveness program offered since 1991 to primary care medical residents who agree to practice in rural Kansas.
- 1 shift was covered by temporary physicians, which allowed Doniphan County physicians necessary time off in 2012. This coverage was made via KU Medical Center's Kansas Locum Tenens and Kansas Medical Resource programs.
- 11 health care professionals from Doniphan County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 87 Kansans received free medical attention and education in 2012 through preventive screenings and events hosted in Doniphan County with support from KU Medical Center.
- KU Medical Center faculty and staff provided an educational workshop on breast health and cancer information to 5 people at the Ioway Tribal Council meeting in White Cloud in 2012.
- KU Medical Center faculty and staff provided information on grief, diabetes care, breast health and cancer prevention to 16 participants in the Native American Healing Circle for Women in White Cloud in 2012.
May 23, 2013