May 2015

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Cover Kansas Navigator Wins Award from Mexican Government

by Tim Hrabe

KAMU would like to congratulate Arturo Ponce, a Navigator from United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries, Inc., on winning the Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico. The Ohtli award is the highest distinction given by the Government of Mexico  to members of the Mexican, Mexican-American or Latino community in the United States. The award was presented […]

Kansas Receives $3.2M to Fund Health Centers

by Tim Hrabe

A federal grant will help two primary care clinics expand their services and become Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and allow three established FQHCs to open new access points. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the awarding of new grants made possible by the Affordable Care Act to expand community health centers. […]

KAMU Staff Attends Midwest Academy Training

by Tim Hrabe

KAMU’s staff has been hard at work learning new ways to advocate on behalf of the Association. In April,  Denise Cyzman, Katrina McGivern and  Kendra Poole attended the Midwest Training Academy’s Organizing for Social Change training sponsored by the Kansas Health Foundation. The three-day training focused on grassroots efforts and community organizing. Some of the […]

KAMU Advocacy Efforts Help Restore Federal Funding

by Tim Hrabe

The threat to federal funding for KAMU and its community health centers has been diffused. Congress has reauthorized funding that, if not passed, would have cut 60-70 percent of funding from health centers across the country.  For Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Kansas, their current funding of $16.4 million would have been reduced by […]

Health Center Connections Touted as Best Practice

by Tim Hrabe

Health Center Connections, the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) administered by KAMU, has been held up as having a best practice for its Health Information Technology (HIT) partnership with Synovim Healthcare Solutions. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) made the acknowledgement following a site visit in March. Derrick Wyatt, HRSA Project Officer, visited Heartland […]

KAMU’s McGivern Joins NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program

by Tim Hrabe

KAMU’s Policy and Public Affairs Director, Katrina McGivern was accepted into  the National Association of Community Health Center’s (NACHC) Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program. This program is designed to give state primary care associations, health center staff, board members and patients the knowledge and tools to be grassroots advocacy leaders in their health centers and communities. […]

KAMU Welcomes Three New Employees

by Tim Hrabe

KAMU would like to welcome three new additions to its staff, Melody Martin, DeLynne Walter and Veronica Miranda. Melody Martin is KAMU’s new Director of Development and Training. Melody will be responsible for developing innovative programs and supporting members to efficiently and effectively engage in programs. Mel has over 15 years experience providing operational support for government […]

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