Updated February 2013
Wallace County is served by the Northwest office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Hays, 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 Wallace County is currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- 30 K-12 students in Wallace 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.
- Wallace County is part of the Northwest Medical Education Network with Michael Machen, MD, a resident of Quinter, 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
- 14 health care professionals from Wallace County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 10 Wallace County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
- 28 Wallace County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers via telemedicine, an interactive video technology that connects providers and patients when distance separates the two, in 2012. These services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
Feb 28, 2013