Physicians Needed to Provide Specialty Care to Uninsured Patients Through Metro Care, Wy Jo Care. Programs coordinate care; each physician determines the number of cases to accept. Nearly 175,000 people in the Kansas City metropolitan area—8.4 percent—are uninsured.1 That means when a medical crisis arises, they are likely to have to delay care or take on potentially crippling debt. You can help meet this need by donating a few hours a month to the Medical Society’s charitable care programs, Metro Care in Missouri and Wy Jo Care in Kansas. Both programs operate under the Kansas City Medical Society Foundation.
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] PREP-KC Seeks Professional Volunteers With just a few hours of your time, you can volunteer through PREP-KC to inspire Kansas City’s urban students to develop and pursue their dreams. PREP-KC partners with five of Kansas City’s urban school districts and three charter schools to prepare students for college and careers. Join PREP-KC for the events listed below to support students in developing their career aspirations: Employability Skills Development An opportunity for students to interview professionals about their careers with a focus on observing and practicing important soft skills. Professionals will also be asked to conduct brief mock interviews. Wednesday, May 20 12:30-2:30 at Alta Vista Charter School. PREP-KC is seeking volunteers from ALL career pathways. Wednesday, June 17 10:00-12:00 at Kansas City Kansas Community College. PREP-KC is seeking volunteers from Bioscience, Engineering, & Teaching career pathways to talk with students engaged in the KCKPS/ PREP-KC Academies. Career Jumping A fast-paced career exploration experience (set up like speed-dating) where professionals talk with 3-5 students at a time in 6-minute increments to share [...]
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Volunteer for the JayDoc Free Clinic JayDoc operates as an urgent care clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-10pm. Our mission focuses on two ideas: first and foremost, JayDoc is a place where patients in need can receive free medical care and secondly, JayDoc also focuses on student education. As such, KU students (typically first and second years) drive patient encounters. They will interview the patient to the best of their ability, present to our volunteer physicians, and together create a differential, diagnosis, and plan for the patient. In addition to our general clinics, JayDoc operates several specialty nights where patients can receive more directed care: Diabetes, Women's Health, PT, OT, Ophthamology, Radiology, and Dermatology (currently being established). We also provide social services to patients as well as mental health and dietetics counseling when available. Physicians typically arrive to JayDoc at 6pm for their shift and we try to be finished between 9-10pm. [...]
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] KC C.A.R.E. One-Day Free Clinic – April 18, 2015 Communities Are Responding Everyday On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), in conjunction with the Kansas City CARE Clinic, will be holding a one-day free health clinic for the Kansas City area’s medically underserved at the Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. You can be a part of this great community event! Both medical and non-medical personnel are needed for this event. The clinic event will offer free basic medical care and health education to the area's medically underserved as well as connection to local available resources. Volunteering will give you the opportunity to help hundreds of people gain access to medical care they otherwise may not receive. It should be noted that we feed, pay for parking and give C.A.R.E. Clinic t-shirts to all volunteers. Also, the NAFC has obtained medical malpractice coverage [...]
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Help@Hand Program Launch When the State of Missouri took Jason into custody as a foster child, he was confused, upset and sick. The nine-year old knows his mom was having a hard time after his dad left, but he loves her. And the cough that started a month ago is getting worse. Jason is one of approximately 75 children brought into foster care in Jackson and Cass Counties each month. Effective January 1, Help@hand—a partnership between the Kansas City Medical Society, the Medical Group Management Association of Greater Kansas City and Cornerstones of Care—will ensure all these children receive health services they need, starting with their getting a physical exam within 24 hours after being taken into state custody. Every child brought into foster care in Jackson and Cass Counties is enrolled in Cornerstone’s Nurse Case Management program for a minimum of 30 days. In this time, a Registered Nurse evaluates each child’s [...]
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] HELP@HAND Be Part of Helping Kids in Need The Kansas City Medical Society and the Medical Group Managers Association of Greater Kansas City are partnering with Cornerstones of Care to recruit physicians who will provide physical examinations for some children taken into foster care in Jackson and Cass Counties. Through Help@hand—an initiative of the three organizations to better serve children the state takes into custody—the physicians will be contacted through the Medical Society’s DocBook MD, a HIPAA-compliant texting service that is free to society members. Volunteers will receive messages from Cornerstones when the usual resources for seeing children within 24 hours of being brought into care cannot be accessed. Children brought into state custody in Jackson and Cass Counties are enrolled in Cornerstones’ Nurse Case Management Program for a minimum of 30 days. During this initial enrollment, a Registered Nurse evaluates each child’s health needs, creates a health summary, collects medical records, assigns [...]