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Community Practice Development

The Institute supports hospitals and clinics across Kansas on the latest health care trends and practices through a variety of education strategies.

Institute experts also partner with other departments and organizations to continually innovate new approaches and interventions to health care.

Recruitment and Retention

Since 2004, the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC) has helped over 200 health care providers find their home in Kansas.

For Health Care Professionals
The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center is a health care career service for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental hygienists and allied health professionals.

For Health Care Organizations
The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center assists Kansas' communities in recruiting and retaining health care professionals. KRRC works with hospitals, private physician practices, community health centers and other organizations that are recruiting health care professionals.

Project ECHO

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) uses free web-based video conferencing technology to offer mentoring. Connect from your computer with a webcam and microphone, a tablet, or smart phone to gain access to based-based learning and interdisciplinary teams.

  • Collaborative Provider Education
  • Moving Knowledge, Not Patients
Project ECHO
Marketing and Social Media Training Workshops

We invite you to join us for the 3rd annual Rural Health Care Marketing Conference. We've got a great line up of experienced presenters to deliver insights on market research, engaging employees in social media, starting out with video, content marketing (blogging, digital media, video), trends in social media, and a few features on new health care initiatives taking place in Kansas. 

The best thing about this conference is that it is developed for anyone who manages marketing for a rural or urban underserved health care organization that many times have little to no staff, minimal budgets, and few resources. We bring in presenters who share strategies to help boost an organization's marketing efforts. The attendees also enjoy networking with each other by sharing their experiences and by asking for suggestions to help with their challenges.

Marketing Workshop
Area Health Education Center

The KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center enhances the quality and accessibility of health care services in Kansas through partnerships with communities, health care professionals and organizations, educational institutions and other interested individuals and agencies.

Our services include:

  • Promotion of careers in the health care field;
  • Continuing education programming for physician, nurses and allied health professionals;
  • Community education and health screenings;
  • Facilitating health research in the same communities confronting those issues; and
  • Development and implementation of clinical opportunities for students in the health professions' programs.
AHEC Night at the Lab

Last modified: Jun 27, 2019