The KCMS Foundation works pro-actively to advance health and health equity across the community through these programs:
- The KCMS Foundation supports Medicaid expansion through legislative action in Kansas and the proposed November 2020 ballot initiative in Missouri. We are working to elevate the physician voice in conjunction with our statewide partners Alliance for a Healthy Kansas and Healthcare for Missouri.
- Through Wellness and Prevention, the KCMS Foundation has a physician-led committee working with public health departments, health care providers and aligned organizations on projects to improve community health. The committee’s 2020 agenda includes diabetes/metabolic syndrome, smoking/vaping, immunization, and health equity.
- The Education-to-Employment Pipeline is a Wyandotte County coalition led by the KCMS Foundation supporting the development of multilingual, multicultural health professionals. This will bolster the workforce of safety net clinics in the county, as well as address community health disparities and support health equity. This program is a strategy of the Wyandotte County 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan.
- The KCMS Retired Physicians Organization engages retired physicians in community service by delivering health education presentations to community groups along with giving support and mentoring to medical students and residents.
Watch for upcoming news and announcements about these programs.