Nemaha County

Updated December 2014

  • Nemaha County is served by KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Center (AHEC), 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

  • 15 students from Nemaha County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 3 Nemaha County physicians serve as volunteer KU Medical Center faculty, providing medical students with hands-on training in rural and underserved communities as part of the Rural Preceptorship Program.
  • Medical students spent six weeks working with primary care physicians and conducting a community-based research project in 26 counties, including Nemaha County, as part of KU Medical Center's summer Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program, one of several programs designed to encourage students to consider practicing medicine in a rural Kansas community.
  • 1 high school student in Nemaha County participated in activities during the 2013-14 school year that encouraged students to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by the KU Area Health Education Center.
  • Nemaha 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

  • 27 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Nemaha County.
  • 1 health care provider has been placed in Nemaha County since 2004 through the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center, which provides placement assistance to rural health organizations and seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural Kansas.
  • 4 Nemaha County physicians 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.
  • 10 professional education and administrative visits in Nemaha County occurred in Fiscal Year 2014 via telemedicine, an interactive video technology that eliminates distance as a barrier to health care, continuing education and interprofessional collaboration. The technology is operated by the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
  • 5 enrollments in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences by Nemaha County health care professionals in FY14.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • Nemaha County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers 33 times via telemedicine in FY14. An interactive video technology that connects providers and patients when distance separates the two, telemedicine services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.

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Last modified: Jun 25, 2015