KU Medical Center Community Partnership Award

This award recognizes a team for excellence in community engagement, as demonstrated by a project or event which addresses a critical health issue in the community.  Community engagement, according to the Carnegie Classification Project (McCormick & Zhao, 2005), "describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."

Award recipients receive $10,000 payable to the project if on-going or to the community organization.

The project must be led by a team with at least one University of Kansas Medical Center faculty member and one community-based organization.

Other considerations include:

  • Involvement of KU Medical Center students, staff and/or additional faculty,
  • Involvement of multiple community organizations,
  • Geographical location for the project or event (preference is given to underserved and/or rural Kansas communities),
  • Measurable benefit to the community, and
  • Sustainability of the project or benefits to the community.

Nomination Process - please check back later in the year for details.

Last modified: Nov 12, 2014
Award Winners

2014: Healthy Living Kansas, led by Kim Engelman, Ph.D., Preventive Medicine and Public Health

2013: Kansas Sepsis Project, led by Steven Simpson, MD, KU Continuing Education and Professional Development

At a Glance

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Award Amount: $10,000 paid to the project or community organization 

Questions? Contact
April Blackmon Strange
(913) 588-2695