Building healthy Kansas communities
The University of Kansas aspires to be a top-tier international public research university. While our aspirations are global, our mission begins right here in Kansas, where KU works to build strong Kansas communities and empower Kansans to live happy, healthy lives.
KU works for Kansans in various ways. We provide healthcare services to underserved counties, ensuring that all Kansans can get the care they need, close to home. We partner with rural entrepreneurs to help them grow their business. We monitor water levels in western Kansas and help energy companies find new ways to harvest oil and natural gas throughout the state. We train 8,000 law enforcement officers and 7,900 firefighters and first responders each year to help protect Kansas communities. And we collaborate with Kansas science teachers to develop new curriculum for students across the state.
KU is proud to work for Kansas.
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While top-quality stroke care is usually available in metropolitan areas, patients in rural areas haven’t always been so fortunate. And providing immediate, effective treatment for a stroke is key to the patient’s survival and recovery.
For individuals with disabilities, assistive technology can be essential to living as they choose. But technology — wheelchairs, voice-to-text programs, or vehicle modifications, for example — can be difficult to obtain and very expensive.
Although Kansas law requires elementary and secondary schools to have an anti-bullying policy, the schools often struggle to translate this legal obligation into effective policies and practices that address the pervasive problem.