(Oct. 9, 2020) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to 32 institutions nationwide, including the University of Kansas Medical Center, to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved populations. The grant program, Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx
, is an initiative designed to speed up the development and availability of accessible COVID-19 testing. KUMC is partnering
with ten Kansas counties, including six rural (Crawford, Finney, Lyon, Riley, Saline and Seward) and four urban (Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Wyandotte) to create local "community-led, health department-linked Local Health Equity Action Teams" and provide them with training and resources to identify and address COVID-related inequities in their respective communities.