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Inaugural Rural Maternal Health Symposium

mother holding a baby in health care setting

September 29, 2023
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
University of Kansas - Salina Campus

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  • the current state of maternity care in rural Kansas
  • panel discussion on the challenge, rewards, and opportunities in rural maternity care
  • financial challenges and success of rural maternity care in Kansas from rural administrators
  • mental well-being during the ante- and postpartum period
Who should attend:

physicians, advanced practic providers, nurses, medical residents, hospital administrators, researchers, and anyone interested in rural OB.

Center Goals

  • Develop partnerships and a process for regular rural health workforce assessment and analysis
  • Work with rural partners to develop and test innovative practice models in rural communities
  • Support pragmatic rural research and translational efforts to community-based care
  • Serve as a rural health liaison between KU Medical Center and other rural health stakeholders and partners
  • Promote rural health in all policy 

Learn more about the Kansas Center for Rural Health, located on the School of Medicine’s Salina campus, in the Health Education Center.

Ways to Get Involved

Our partners are individuals and organizations interested in improving rural health for Kansas.

Partners (external to KU Medical Center/KU)

Members of the KU Medical Center community can serve on the Rural Health Council.

Council (internal to KU Medical Center/KU)

Interested in helping? Want to learn more about the center? Get in touch with us.


Kansas Center for Rural Health Featured in Kansas Medicine + Science Magazine

photo of road going through Kansas PrairieThe Crisis in Rural Health Care

The new Kansas Center for Rural Health is exploring ways to reduce and eliminate health disparities in rural Kansas.

Read the article in Kansas Medicine + Science >>

"The center will work with rural physicians, providers and health systems to improve access and support quality health care for rural Kansans while considering the unique social and economic factors that determine health outcomes for people in rural areas. It is critical to our mission that citizens in all parts of the state have comprehensive care."

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KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas Center for Rural Health
Health Education Center
138 N. Santa Fe
Salina, KS  67401