A Healthy Dose Of Education
An important part of our mission as healthcare providers is to increase the public’s awareness of how to take care of their health. We believe a healthy community begins in the home and we are here to help.
Outside of our clinic walls, we operate several education and outreach programs in schools, neighborhood centers, community health events and other locations to support both individual and community health.
Oral Health Outreach & Education
Our Dental Outreach teams include state licensed dental hygienists with extended care permits working under the supervision of our Chief Dental Officer. The team provides dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnishing and other services on-site at more than 100 schools, nursing homes, community senior centers, Head Starts and churches throughout the year. More than 25,000 children, teens and elderly residents receive care from this program annually. Learn more about the Oral Outreach program here.
Health Insurance Navigators
Our Health Insurance Navigators help people apply for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace which was created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Kansas Medicaid / CHIP program (KanCare). More than 3,000 uninsured children and adults will receive the free assistance of a Patient Navigator in the coming year. Learn more about the Health Insurance Navigators here.
Healthy Kansas Kids
The Healthy Kansas Kids program provides free assistance enrolling in the Medicaid / CHIP (KanCare) program to any uninsured child and their parents living in 29 counties of south central and northeast Kansas. In addition to individual assistance, the outreach program can arrange to come to your school, community event, house of worship or business to talk about the benefits of KanCare. More than 2,000 uninsured children and their parents will meet with a GraceMed Outreach Coordinator this year. Learn more about Healthy Kansas Kids here.
Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative
Available only to residents of Shawnee county, the Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative Program provides in-person care and support to expectant moms in Topeka and the surrounding area. Services range from securing pre-natal appointments to assisting with locating affordable housing. All services are provided free of charge. Learn more about the Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative here.
This team of case managers work with patients who may be experiencing a significant number of barriers to receiving continued medical care and sometimes challenges in daily living. The free services range from assisting with disability paperwork to assisting with housing and utilities.
GraceMed has been working collaboratively with local emergency homeless shelters, drop-in centers, law enforcement and veteran health centers to help care for the homeless in the Wichita community. Last year more than 1 million homeless children and adults in the United States received care from programs like GraceMed. Learn more about our homeless outreach program here.