Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU)
To support and strengthen our member organizations through advocacy, education and communication.
The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) is the federally designated Primary Care Association (PCA) of Kansas.
Founded in 1989, KAMU represents a diverse group of organizations and membership including public and private nonprofit primary care clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), local health departments, rural health clinics, and private individuals who have a keen interest in service for Kansas’ underserved populations. Together, these clinics are known as the Kansas Safety Net. All KAMU member clinics provide care to individuals regardless of their ability to pay.
As the PCA, KAMU is required to provide training and technical assistance for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). KAMU also provides these services through funding from various sources, including private foundations and legislative appropriations, to members who do not have FQHC status.
Funding for all KAMU clinics comes from patient revenue, fundraising and local contributions, local government grants, foundation grants, state primary care grants, and federal grants.
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