Our Healthy Kansas City East Side (OHKCE) was a community initiative led by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) aimed at increasing the reach of COVID vaccinations and health services within vulnerable Kansas City communities. The project began in June of 2021, supported by $5 million in CARES Act funding from Jackson County. OHKCE targeted […]
The KC Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund invites community non-profit organizations and libraries to submit requests for funding to help area adult residents and households enroll in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), obtain computer devices to make use of the internet in homes, and gain skills through training and technical assistance.
John has been involved with KC Digital Drive since its founding in 2012, and has been instrumental in leading the long-standing convenings of the KC region’s Health Innovation Team. He will be expanding and leading the organization’s projects at the nexus of digital equity and health innovation.
In the spring of 2022, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) launched its Digital Equity Education Roundtables (DEER) initiative, which involved a series of national conversations with families and community organizations to understand the barriers that students face in accessing technology. The DEER initiative emerged after the pandemic helped highlight the […]
The Kansas Office of Broadband Development hosted the first Kansas Broadband Summit on January 19, at Wichita State University, serving as a forum to discuss the state’s plans to promote broadband and digital inclusion across Kansas.
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is offering small businesses in the health sciences field the opportunity to rent lab space at the University to support their work.
Get a snapshot of the region’s enrollment in the federally subsidized internet service program ACP, and better understand how the engagement activities from the digital inclusion ecosystem are impacting enrollment.