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News | May 16, 2023

IACH Updates for May 16

By Jorge Gomez

IACH Updates:
  1. IACH patients can expect longer wait times on the central appointment line due to limited staffing. Patients are highly encouraged to book an appointment online through the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal which is available 24 hours.
Visit the Patient Portal at
  1. From Disbelief to Proclamation  Jennifer Gibson used to be skeptical about food allergies. That was before her daughter suffering an anaphylactic reaction triggered by a homemade cashew beverage. Now they can’t leave home without an EpiPen at arm's length. Jennifer had to make drastic changes to mitigate the risk of anaphylaxis but she soon realized that most people are still uninformed about the "Big Nine.” To raise awareness about food allergies, Jennifer sent a request to the Kansas governor's office to sign a proclamation. Here she displays the results of her request to make May 14 - 20, 2023, Food Allergy Awareness Week in Kansas.
  1. Mindful Monday Start the week minding your breath, body, and thoughts. IACH launches a series of episodes with MAJ Adhana McCarthy. She guides you through simple short exercises that can be performed right at your desk.
  1. Your Voice Matters to Fort Riley Leaders  The Community Strengths and Themes Assessment (CSTA) evaluates how Fort Riley can improve community health, wellness, readiness and resiliency. Provide your input by completing this online survey at The CSTA survey is conducted every two years to assist commanders in the development of a responsive and holistic community support plan. While participation by the community is voluntary, post leaders encourage participation from all members of the community. Past CSTA results have resulted in positive changes in healthier food options at dining facilities and commissaries, as well as counseling opportunities. 15 minutes spent to respond to the CSTA survey can make a big difference in future programs and initiatives that may ultimately be instituted for Fort Riley.
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