Office of the


Health Equity Institute

The Health Equity Institute (HEI) aims to tackle complex and systemic health disparitiesby building collaborative partnerships that fully engage community members in developing and implementing innovative health equity solutions with underserved and vulnerable Kansas City communities.

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Institute for Data Education, Analytics and Science (IDEAS)

IDEAS utilizes data for the common good. Housed within UMKC, IDEAS works toward for-credit and continuing education, multidisciplinary research and community engagement centered on the growing field of data science.

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Roos Advocate for Community Change (RACC)

Roos Advocate for Community Change is an effort to engage alumni, trustees, volunteers and community advisory boards in thoughtful action on campus and in our community to ensure lasting and comprehensive change.

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UMKC Forward

The coronavirus crisis has brought into sharp focus a long-standing issue for UMKC. In recent years, the campus financial landscape has been one of tight budgets, narrow margins and low reserves. In this time of crisis, UMKC has an opportunity to fundamentally reimagine its mission as a public research university serving the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

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Master Plan

A Master Plan is a comprehensive, long-range vision and roadmap for the physical environment and future development on campus as resources become available. The plan will be designed to support the university’s goals, the role it plays in Kansas City’s future and the needs and desires of our valued neighbors.

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