Doniphan County

Last updated September 2014

Enhancing Student Education

  • 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

  • 10 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Doniphan County.
  • 1 health care professional from Doniphan County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in Fiscal Year 2014.

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, PhD and is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • 54 Kansans received free medical attention and education in FY14 through preventive screenings and events hosted in Doniphan County with support from KU Medical Center programs.

Serving Communities

  • Doniphan County is served by the East office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 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.

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Last modified: Oct 13, 2014
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