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KHC Update — November 2021

KHC webinar: Office Hours on Antimicrobial Stewardship
The next KHC Office Hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24. Our featured topic is “Practical Antibiotic Stewardship Implementation and Solutions for Kansas Health Care Facilities.” A panel of antimicrobial stewardship leaders with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will be our guest presenters, including Kellie Wark, MD, MPH, assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This webinar series is open to all Kansas health care facilities. The sessions also allow Kansas hospitals to keep abreast of the Compass HQIC patient safety initiative, as well as other hospital quality improvement programs and resources. Register here.

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Grant opportunity for clinics and organizations working on health equity

A new grant opportunity called Increase the Reach is open to clinics and community-based organizations working to improve health equity in all communities of Kansas. This grant program is administered by the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute, overseen by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
Applications will be accepted starting October 18 with an application due date of November 12. Funding awards get out on December 17.

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KHC Update — October 2021

Funding opportunity for Community Health Worker clinic teams
KHC — in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment — is soliciting applications from clinics interested in embedding teams of Community Health Workers (CHWs) at clinics in Brown, Crawford, Johnson, Finney, Wyandotte, Sedgwick, Thomas, and Mitchell Counties. CHW teams will work to provide greater access to COVID-19 prevention and response while addressing chronic diseases and access to social determinants of health that exacerbate COVID-19. Find more information here.

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