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Our Healthy Kansas City East Side Developed a Community Infrastructure for Promoting COVID Vaccinations and Health Access

March 10, 2023 by

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 […]

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The U.S. Department of Education Offers Recommendations on Closing the Digital Divide for Students and Educators

February 6, 2023 by

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 […]

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