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To increase access to care and reduce the fear of COVID contraction at the KUMC Epilepsy clinic in Kansas City, this group developed an action plan to provide 60 epilepsy patients with $50 roundtrip vouchers to get to and from appointments safely.

“Transportation to the clinic is a significant barrier for epilepsy patients to overcome, particularly since they cannot drive themselves. The pandemic has created another hurdle for patients to overcome since they fear contraction. This project will address both of these challenges and provide a safe transportation provider to and from the clinic so patients get the care they need.”

– William Moore, Facilitator

More Community Action Plans

Here’s what else is new in grassroots efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

  • Dodge City Crisis Center: Purchase and distribute door dash gift cards along with a COVID information packet to clients at the crisis center who are in isolation, quarantine, or without transportation.
  • Leadership Emporia Academy: Increase mask usage among the Emporia communities served by Crosswinds Counseling by creating the “Masks for Mental Wellness” contest for the most decorative mask.
  • Tourism Coalition: Create a “Caught in the Act of Prevention” campaign to encourage the following of health guidelines and showcase Reno County businesses that follow best practices for COVID prevention.
  • Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas: Design a T-shirt adorned with COVID safety practices for the advocacy group and allies to wear around the Lawrence community.
  • Derby High School JRROTC: Create a school-wide competition that incentivizes students to submit their own action plans to help stop the spread of COVID at Derby High School.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 812
Meetings Completed: 843

Kansas Beats the Virus is a partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the State of Kansas to activate KLC’s statewide network to generate local solutions that slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the effort is to spark hundreds of small group meetings before the end of 2020.

Learn more about Kansas Beats the Virus and other action plans groups are developing.

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