Event Date: Sep 27, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Zoom
Admission: Free


Our first presentation this month will look at the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Telehealth ROCKS program. It is a federally-funded collaborative effort involving government, state and local organizations, universities, health care providers, and school districts to collectively meet the behavioral health needs of children and their families. The program focuses on comprehensive approaches, including a focus on the social drivers of health, targeted services, and clinical care.

Our presenter will be Robert Stiles who has extensive experience in rural, school, and behavioral health services. Hea has served as program director for Telehealth ROCKS since 2019 and is excited to support school districts and communities in meeting the needs of children.


Our second presentation will be about Sisu, a solution targeted to adolescent mental health. Sisu seeks to provide a bridge between the individual and a supportive community, as well as provide access to safe, therapist-approved content and support between visits with professional providers. It takes a social and emotional learning approach which is intended to empower teens and adults to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. This includes components for use in schools.

Our presenter will be Erin Little, Chief Executive Officer.

Every month, we bring together a group of health care stakeholders to learn and share about technology and innovation projects happening in the region–and occasionally related topics from outside the Greater Kansas City area. Our stakeholders include hospitals and the health care system, city and state government officials, health IT firms and other corporate partners, startups working in health and wellness, and other civic organizations. The meetings are open, though not widely broadcast. They generally happen on the last Wednesday of the month, 8:30-10:00 am.
We send out an email agenda and calendar invite to this stakeholder list, which we loosely call the Health Innovation Team. If you wish to be added to the email list, please send a note to jfitzpatrick@kcdigitaldrive.org.