Course Detail: CN-18-CHPSUMMIT - Community Health Promotion Summit: Engaging Communities Through Meaningful Communication
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment-Bureau of Health Promotion will hold its annual Community Health Promotion Summit January 31- February 2, 2018 at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, KS. This year's summit theme is Engaging Communities through Meaningful Communication. We will explore how communication can be targeted to further tobacco prevention efforts and physical activity and nutrition opportunities

This year's summit includes two pre-summit workshops on January 31, a general session on February 1, and a session on the 2018-2019 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR SFY 2019) request for proposals on February 2. See below for additional information and to register.

Pre-Summit Workshops
Wednesday January 31

Goal, Audience and Message: The Nuts and Bolts of Using Effective Communications and Storytelling to Advance Your Public Health Agenda
Interactive workshop detailing the importance and how-to's of communication and media, handling conflict, and telling your story.

Communication Avenues to the First Tobacco Free Generation
This workshop will focus on youth tobacco prevention. You will hear from two national organizations-Tobacco Free Kids Campaign and TRUTH Initiative. Additionally, you will learn about the development of an anti-vaping campaign to target middle school students in Johnson County.

General Session, Community Health Promotion Summit
Thursday February 1

The Summit will include topics on: effective communication strategies to advance policy; wayfinding and food access; tobacco and behavioral health; grassroots strategies; stories from the field; and a screening of Black Lives, Black Lungs. Throughout the day and during the last session, communities will have the opportunity to network, apply communication concepts, and share successes and barriers.

CDRR State Fiscal Year 2019 RFP Release
Friday February 2

This day will feature sessions focused on the 2018-19 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction request for proposal and provide key information to those who plan to apply. The CDRR grant program provides funding and technical assistance for communities to address tobacco use, physical activity and nutrition and chronic disease self-management through evidence-based strategies that positively impact public health. Any community planning to apply for the CDRR grant should attend this half day event. Potential applicants will learn about CDRR, what's new, receive guidance on writing a good proposal, and information on grant requirements and evaluation.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing. A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations (this includes purchase orders). There will be no refunds after January 12.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms has been reserved at Hotel at Old Town, 830 East First, Wichita, KS. Reservations must be received by Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to receive the conference rate of $99 per night. The rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. If you choose to stay at Hotel at Old Town, please identify yourself using the group ID CHPS2018. Reservations may also be made by phone (1-877-265-3869) or online at

Registration Deadline is January 12, 2018

* Note: For discounted student registration please call 316-978-6493.

Course Resources
2018 Community Health Promotion Scholarship Form
Community Health Promotion Summit Agenda

Available Sessions
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