Partnering to Build a Healthier Kansas

UnitedHealthcare is improving access to care in rural areas of Kansas with the help of community partners.

"I'm here as a community health worker because whenever I meet a client, I know exactly what they are going through, because I have gone through it." – Roshni Dielle Biswa, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County

Local partners know how best to connect their communities to care. That's why we're teaming up with organizations in communities like Wyandotte County, Kansas, to help people live healthier lives. By addressing health and socio-economic barriers with an on-the-ground approach, we can connect more individuals to better care.

Across Kansas, many families face significant barriers to better health, such as language, availability of physicians, affordability and transportation. According to United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings, Kansas ranks 31st in number of primary care providers statewide. There are only 129 primary care providers per 100,000 people throughout the state.

By empowering local community health workers outside of Kansas City, the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County has provided culturally competent, direct care to more than 1,000 Kansans. That means 1,000 more personal connections and solutions delivered to those who need them most.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every community. But through local partnerships, we can address the distinct health needs within underserved Kansas communities, remove barriers and improve access to care for some of the state's most vulnerable residents. Through these innovative partnerships, we can help make the health system work better for all.

Follow the story of several health care workers as they make an impact in the Kansas City, Kan., area.

Connecting Communities to Care

Improving Care Coordination: Spotlight on Lucia Jones in Wyandotte County


Breaking Down Barriers Through Telehealth: Spotlight on Julie Stewart, M.D.


Together We're Connecting More Kansans to Care

Supporting Seniors: Spotlight on Letha Hail


Shared Cultural Experiences: A Spotlight on Roshni Biswa


Connecting Communities to Care in Wyandotte County


Together We Are Improving Access to Care in Kansas