The vision of the COACH program is to have a positive presence in the communities through health screenings and preventative health as well as providing inter-professional students and faculty from Washburn an opportunity to engage in High Impact practices within the community and to develop team skills working together. The three service lines include:

Primary Care

  • Valeo
    • providing primary care in-situ
    • caring for Valeo clients inter-professionally with the behavioral health specialists
    • providing nurse practitioner students with clinical experiences under the tutelage of faculty
  • Pine Ridge Family Health Center
    • collaboration with Topeka Housing Authority
    • affordable primary and urgent care to public housing development
    • health literacy programs
  • Headstart Programs
    • providing Kan-Be-Healthy check-ups and lead testing
    • providing these services 2 times per year with graduate and undergraduate students
    • providing health preventative care

TeamSTEPPS and Mobile Simulation

  • Providing TeamSTEPPS training as well as scenario-based simulations to many community agencies and healthcare providers. Disciplines and agencies that have taken part include: 
    • Mental Health Agencies
    • Long Term Care
    • Critical Access Hospitals
    • Washburn Tech and Washburn University faculty and students

Community Outreach

  • Over 3000 community members touched and 300 students impacted annually
  • Specific community partners:
    • Local Health Centers
    • Headstart Programs
    • El Centro
    • Topeka Rescue Mission
    • East Topeka Senior Center
    • Correctional Facilities
    • Many more
  • Education and Screenings offered:
    • Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
    • Blood Pressure Screenings (including other vital signs)
    • Obesity - Nutrition - Physical Activity
    • Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Medication Reviews
    • Others as needed based on population or site

Contact Us

Kathy Ure, RN, MSN - Director of COACH Program Phone: 785-670-1238
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