Situated in the geographic center of the contiguous United States, Kansas City has long been known as the “heart of America.” The Kansas City metro area straddles the Missouri-Kansas border, and its hospitals and health care systems play a significant role in improving health care outcomes, health equity, diversity and inclusion in urban and rural environments on both sides of the state line. The 2024 Accelerating Health Equity Conference will give attendees the opportunity to explore how Kansas City, like many other American cities, works to develop trust and public confidence and build strategic hospital-community partnerships to address health disparities and improve community members’ well-being.

Over three days, conference attendees will participate in educational sessions led by experts from across the country working in health care, public health, community health and health equity. In addition, community immersion experiences will give attendees a firsthand look at the programs and initiatives led by local hospitals and their community partners to improve the health and well-being for Kansas City area residents.

Beyond the health care world, visiting Kansas City also is a terrific opportunity to see the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum, two sites that help tell the story of how Kansas City’s Black community contributed to the city’s rich history.

Join us in the “heart of America” for the 2024 Accelerating Health Equity Conference to collaborate with health care leaders and community stakeholders, discuss challenges, celebrate achievements — and continue the work to improve community health and advance health equity.

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