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Building Healthy Communities 2024 ECHO

Supporting Maternal Health in Rural Kansas

About the Series

This series will include 4 courses on Thursdays beginning June 6, 2024 through June 27, 2024.

All courses will be held via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST.

The Building Healthy Communities 2024 ECHO: Supporting Maternal Health in Rural Kansas series aims to connect rural healthcare professionals and urban and suburban healthcare professionals serving rural Kansans with tools and resources to support improvement of maternal health outcomes in rural Kansas. By targeting physicians, nurses, social work and behavioral health professionals, clinic staff, public health, doulas, nurse midwives, this series will engage maternal care team members across the state in learning about the landscape of rural maternal health in Kansas, behavioral and mental maternal health, the roles and scope of practice of maternal care team members, and continuity of care and patient-to-resource connection.

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Funding Statement

This project is supported by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas.

Accreditation Statement
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In support of improving patient care, University of Kansas Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statements

Physician: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
The University of Kansas Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: ANCC Contact Hours
The University of Kansas Medical Center designates this activity for a maximum of 5 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Physician Assistant: AAPA Category 1
The University of Kansas Medical Center designates this activity for a maximum of 5 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Psychology

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

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IPCE
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Social Work
The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board presents this offering for a maximum of 5 hour(s)credit applicable for relicensure of LASWs, LBSWs, LMSWs and LSCSWs. Kansas Provider Number 12-002. Karen Aufdemberge, RN, BSN, Coordinator.

Courses
Speaker
  • Speaker details pending
Speaker
  • Sharla Smith, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Population Health; Director, Kansas Birth Equity Network, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Speaker
  • Melissa Hoffman, APRN, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, LMH Health, Lawrence, KS

Mobilizing community health workers to combat health disparities
Speakers
  • Danielle M. Ast, MBA, RD, IBCLC, Program Manager, Kansas Center for Rural Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Salina, KS 
  • Jennie Toland, BSN, RN, CLC, Co-Founder and Director, Ford County Breastfeeding Coalition; Secretary, Thrive Kansas, Dodge City, KS

Specialty Team

  • Sharla Smith, Ph.D., MPH; Associate Professor, Population Health; Director, Kansas Birth Equity Network, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Melissa Hoffman, APRN, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, LMH Health, Lawrence, KS
  • Danielle M. Ast, MBA, RD, IBCLC; Program Manager, Kansas Center for Rural Health, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Salina, KS
  • Jennie Toland, BSN, RN, CLC; Co-Founder, Ford County Breastfeeding Coalition; Elected Director, U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, Dodge City, KS
  • Brenda Bandy, IBCLCExecutive Director, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Manhattan, KS
  • Vanessa Flood, IBCLC; Education Director, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Olathe, KS
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
KUMC Project ECHO
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5230
projectecho@kumc.edu