As part of a commitment to being a good neighbor, KU Medical Center supports community programs and events in the areas near its campuses.
KU Medical Center and the Rosedale Development Association jointly hosts an annual Neighborhood Social: Healthy Halloween event. Families in our neighboring communities enjoy free food, health screenings, games and crafts, balloon artists, Touch-a-Truck and other fun-filled activities.
Walk with a Doc
Everyone is invited to join free, fun, educational and physically distanced Walk with a Doc events led by health care professionals and students from KU Medical Center. Walk with a Doc is a grassroots and interprofessional effort that has grown nationally to inspire communities through movement and simple conversation. During these walks employees and participants can learn about important health topics, have questions answered by local health care professionals, build new friendships and enjoy a relaxed and fun walk at your own pace. One and two-mile routes are available and all ages are welcome.
The University of Kansas Medical Center uses the Carnegie Foundations' definition for community engagement and recently worked with the University of Kansas to submit our 2020 reapplication for accreditation. Carnegie defines Community Engagement as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Learn more about the Office of Community Relations.
On-Campus and Virtual Events
Visit the KU Medical Center Events Calendar to find upcoming educational, cultural or research-focused events. Many events are free and open to the public, including a variety of virtual opportunities.