Community Outreach

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Kathy Ure

Kathy Ure, RN, MSN - Director of COACH Program Phone: 785-670-1238

Community Outreach

The vision of the COACH program is to have a positive presence in the communities through health screenings and preventative health as well as providing inter-professional students and faculty from Washburn an opportunity to engage in High Impact practices within the community and to develop team skills working together. The three service lines include:

Mobile Primary Care

  • Valeo
    • providing primary care in-situ
    • caring for Valeo clients inter-professionally with the behavioral health specialists
    • providing nurse practitioner students with clinical experiences under the tutelage of faculty
  • Rural School Districts
    • providing sports physicals; immunizations and vaccinations; and fitness screenings with education
    • providing these services2-3 times per school year with graduate and undergraduate students
  • Headstart Programs
    • providing Kan-Be-Healthy check-ups and lead testing
    • providing these services 2 times per year with graduate and undergraduate students
    • providing health preventative care

TeamSTEPPS and Mobile Simulation

  • Providing TeamSTEPPS training as well as scenario-based simulations to many community agencies and healthcare providers. Disciplines and agencies that have taken part include: 
    • Mental Health Agencies
    • Long Term Care
    • Critical Access Hospitals
    • Washburn Tech and Washburn University faculty and students

Community Outreach

  • Over 7500 community members touched
  • Over 1200 students impacted
  • Specific community partners:
    • El Centro
    • Harveyville
    • Topeka Rescue Mission
    • East Topeka Senior Center
    • St. Francis' Spirit of Women
    • Correctional Facilities
    • Many more
  • Education and Screenings offered:
    • Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
    • Blood Pressure Screenings (including other vital signs)
    • Obesity - Nutrition - Physical Activity
    • Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Others as needed based on population or site

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