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Telehealth and community health initiatives offer the potential to eliminate barriers to health care and are a springboard for several national and international collaborations.

University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth

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As one of the oldest and most successful telehealth programs in the world, The University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth (KUCTT) is a recognized as a world leader in telehealth services and research.

Beginning in 1991 with a single connection to western Kansas, the Kansas telehealth network now has more than 100 sites throughout the state. Since that time, KUCTT has conducted thousands of clinical consultations for Kansans and hosted more than 100,000 educational events for health professionals, teachers, students and the public across the network.

University of Kansas Institute for Community Engagement

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The Institute for Community Engagement supports practical work with community partners that extends beyond our walls, propelling communities and academia forward.

The Institute facilitates further success for outreach initiatives by providing collaborative resources for relationship-building, grant and research assistance, and communications support to KU Medical Center faculty, staff and students.

  • Health Technology Extension – Statewide distance health and education
  • Evidence Based Community Scholarship – Leading and supporting community health research
  • Community Practice Development – Supporting and guiding community practices with latest advances
  • Statewide Workforce Preparation – Developing current and future health care providers
  • Community Health Resources – Reports, research and data on rural and community health

Juntos: Center for Advancing Latino HealthJuntos logo

Juntos seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge to eliminate health disparities in the under-served Latino communities in Kansas.

El objetivo principal es desarrollar un programa integral y sostenible en el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Kansas, totalmente integrado con la comunidad latina en Kansas que mejorará la salud de la comunidad y avanzará en el campo de la investigación de servicios de salud.

Project Eagle

Early childhood education and comprehensive family support are the mission of Project Eagle. The program manages multiple home-based and center-based initiatives in Wyandotte County.