Monday, April 2, 2012

Wyandotte County School-based Health Center community forum set for April 5

Courtesy of Theresa Woolley

The KU Family Medicine Department, along with partners A Better KCK and Community Creating Opportunities (CCO), are launching two SBHCs in Wyandotte County this Spring.

The SBHCs, located in Wyandotte High School and Northwest Middle School, will aim to address the large unmet health needs of adolescents in the county.

With the launch date occurring later this month, is it imperative to get community members around the same table talking about the project and the health needs in the county.

In order to do this, KUMC and partners at UMKC are organizing a community forum.

The WyCo SBHC Community Forum will take place on Thursday, April 5th from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at St. Peter CME Church (at 1419 N. 8th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101).

The objectives of this meeting are: to provide an general overview of the school-based health center project, identify key stakeholders wanting and willing to participate, finalize the community's role in the health centers, assess community perspectives on successful SBHC outcomes, and address any questions and concerns.

This forum will be organized like a town hall meeting, but will also provide the opportunity to speak towards specific components of the SBHC project through rotating stations.
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