In partnership with Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Departments of Family Medicine and Population Health will help build Local Health Equity Action Teams (LHEATs), comprised of community leaders and a new cadre of community health workers (CHWs) to mobilize communities to work together to promote health equity, particularly as it relates to COVID-19, in Kansas.
KUMC activities will include supporting the development of LHEATs in each targeted county to engage diverse stakeholders in shared learning and action to reach communities with less access to COVID-19 services and support. Central to this effort is the role of CHWs who will build trust, support social needs, and advance outreach efforts driven by the LHEATs.
Local Health Equity Action Team
What Do We Do?
We aim at addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) and health equity for underserved populations that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are a team that creates and implements strategies to address health inequities in the county who are underserved.
The members of LHEAT in Geary reflect the diversity of the communities in the county.
Together, we collaborate to identify our county's and communities' specific needs.