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Facts Not Fear ICT aims to improve health literacy, health disparities and access to health care, all of which have deteriorated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through community outreach and events, including local health sessions, our work focuses on improving positive health outcomes for Wichita communities.

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Facts Not Fear ICT works to engage the community and ensure the work is informed by the community. Our work is informed by an advisory board, volunteers and the community at large. We welcome your participation!

How to Participate

We want to hear from adults in Wichita in an informal interview.

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Join us at an upcoming event, including one of our free Community Health Sessions.

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Facts Not Fear ICT project goals

Facts Not Fear ICT aims to improve health literacy among adult men and women 18 years of age or older within priority populations in Wichita. The primary priority populations that Facts Not Fear ICT intends to serve are adults, 18 years of age or older in Wichita, who are: Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Asian and American Indian and Alaska Native. These racial and ethnic groups are at the highest risk for health disparities and low health literacy.

Facts Not Fear ICT aims to incorporate priority populations into the development, implementation and evaluation of project efforts.

Facts Not Fear ICT aims to empower health care providers to effectively communicate with patients, check their understanding and involve them in decision-making as much as they want.

Facts Not Fear ICT aims to increase access to COVID-19 testing and vaccination resources in priority populations in Wichita.

Facts Not Fear ICT health topics

We aim to improve positive health outcomes for Wichita communities. Through engaging community members in key influencer interviews, an advisory board and community health sessions, we’ve heard from the community there is a need to integrate various health topics as part of the topic areas within the Facts Not Fear ICT umbrella. Topics include:

  • Healthy behaviors
  • Stress and mental health
  • Health visits and screenings
  • COVID-19 and prevention
  • Substance use disorder
  • Domestic violence

Addressing these topics will help increase health literacy within these domains and increase access to resources within the community for FNFICT priority populations, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues within the Wichita area, putting low access communities at greater risk of disparate COVID outcomes.


Facts Not Fear ICT is a grant project funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – The Office of Minority Health. The City of Wichita serves as the grant recipient and contracts with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita to conduct the work. This opportunity was supported by 1 CPIMP211300‐01‐00 issued by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $4,000,000 with 100 percent funded by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS. The contents are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

Facts Not Fear ICT

Facts Not Fear ICT
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 North Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214-3199
316-293-2627