KU School of Medicine-Wichita is proud to partner with community and state organizations to offer specialized programming for our community, state and beyond, from safe sleep initiatives for infants to worksite wellness to health care for those in need. Here are just some of our many community program and outreach efforts:
Center for Research for Infant Birth and Survival (CRIBS)
The center provides program, research and implementation of best practices to eradicate preventable infant death in Kansas.
This telehealth network helps provide mental health services across Kansas and is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.
School-Based Health Care
At Valley Center and Haysville school districts, and soon at other area schools, clinics are providing care for schoolchildren and young people ages 3 to 21. Studies have found school clinics reduce absenteeism and inappropriate emergency room visits, and increase the likelihood students receive care.
Celebrate Day 366
We join forces with other organizations to help parents see their children celebrate birthdays beyond their first ones. Organized by faculty in our Department of Population Health, Celebrate Day 366 is part of a developing statewide initiative to reduce infant mortality among Black families.
This free program, managed by our Department of Pediatrics and supported by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, offers six classes and resources to women who are 32 weeks gestation or less.
BREATHE Afterschool Program for Children with ADHD
This free, therapeutic afterschool program is for K-5 students. The program will teach and reinforce social skills and behavior regulation in the context of sports and recreational activities.
We collaborate with work sites, including schools, hospitals and manufacturers, to implement wellness plans for a healthier Kansas.
Kansas Covid Workgroup for Kids
As important today as it was at the start of the pandemic, this group provides vital information for schools and communities on how to continue educating our students safely.
Kansas Project ADAM
Community awareness on sudden cardiac arrest is the focus of this program, which is an affiliate of the national Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory). Kansas Project ADAM aims to provide CPR training and Sudden Cardiac Arrest education, starting in local schools.
Electronic Monitoring of Mom’s Schedule is an online program that supports health weight and breastfeeding after pregnancy.
JayDoc Community Clinic
Our medical students from varying disciplines provide quality care to those in need in the community, alongside faculty and volunteer faculty, and in collaboration with pharmacy and pre-medical students. The JayDoc Community Clinic is a partnership with Guadalupe Clinic in Wichita and includes homeless outreach and care.
Doc for a Day
Led by medical students in our Family Medicine Interest Group, each year KU School of Medicine-Wichita proudly hosts high school students from across the region, letting them experience what it's like to be a "Doc for a Day" and inspiring them to pursue a career in medicine.
A great resource for students to connect with organizations, events and programs on our campus. Numerous student groups at KU School of Medicine-Wichita are dedicated to working in the community.
Our students help promote our school by talking to undergraduates, giving campus tours and volunteering within our community.