Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative Formed to Target UTIs in Long-term Care Facilities

KFMC and KDHE HAI/AR Section are partnering to form an Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative directed at improving the diagnostic practices and treatment of UTIs in Long-term Care Facilities. Enrollment is limited and closes March 15, 2024. The linked flyer contains additional details.

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.

January 30, 2024, Webinar — Food Security in Kansas: Cross-sector Innovations

KFMC and the Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, a program of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, co-hosted a health equity webinar, “Food Security in Kansas: Cross-sector Innovations,” on January 30, 2024. If you missed the webinar, it is now available here.

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.

LTC Antimicrobial Stewardship Webinar series

The webinar series was held June through October 2023. The presenter was Dr. Kelli Wark, MD, MPH. She is the HAI/AR Expert and Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead for KDHE and Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Links to presentation slides and the webinar videos are provided for each session.

Project Firstline Infection Prevention Regional Trainings Summer 2023

KFMC Health Improvement Partners has partnered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Healthcare Collaborative to facilitate this in-person infection prevention education series for frontline and leadership staff (nurse aide, dietary, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, nursing, administration) in Kansas hospitals, long term care, and communal living facilities throughout the state of Kansas.

Long Term Care and Communal Living Project Firstline Infection Prevention Regional Trainings – Winter 2022

KFMC Health Improvement Partners and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program, are pleased to be able to provide Project Firstline in-person infection prevention training throughout Kansas to frontline healthcare workers in long term care and communal living settings.