Entries by Beckie Archer

New Resource Added to the Health Equity Resource Hub

We are happy to add a new resource to the Health Equity Resource Hub. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released two new infographics about the healthcare challenges and barriers faced by the LGBTQI+ communities and the use of Z codes for the collection of SDOH data.

Re-engineering Healthcare: Embracing Diversity in the Pursuit of True Health Equity

As we begin this new year, I am reflecting on what we heard from the Kansas community through the 2023 Health Equity Summit so we can continue to address the complexities of health equity, inspire meaningful change, and set a precedent for inclusive, collaborative efforts. Let us continue to challenge assumptions, break down barriers, and work collectively toward a future where health equity is not just an aspiration but an undeniable reality for all.

2024 Infection Prevention Open Office Hours for Critical Access and Acute Care Hospitals

KFMC Health Improvement Partners, with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, host a monthly Open Office Hours about infection prevention and control practices for staff and representatives of critical access and acute care hospitals. Register to join us on the fourth Wednesday of January through October, 2024. Links to summaries and additional resources are posted each month.

2024 Infection Prevention Long-Term Care Facilities and Communal Setting Providers Open Office Hours

KFMC Health Improvement Partners, with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, host monthly Open Office Hours about infection prevention and control practices for staff and representatives of long-term care facilities and communal settings providers. Register to join us for 30-minute calls on the fourth Tuesday, January through October 2024. Links to summaries and additional resources are posted each month.

2023 Infection Prevention Long-Term Care Facilities and Communal Setting Providers Open Office Hours

KFMC Health Improvement Partners, with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, hosted monthly Open Office Hours about infection prevention and control practices for staff and representatives of long-term care facilities and communal settings providers. The 30-minute calls were held on the fourth Tuesday of January through October 2023. Links to summaries and additional resources are provided for each month.

Kansas Health Equity Summit

The 2023 Health Equity Summit brought together a diverse assembly of healthcare professionals, policymakers, community leaders, advocates, and individuals, all committed to advancing health equity on a local and state scale. The presenters’ slide presentations and other materials are now available.