Please join us for the 76th Annual Kansas Public Health Association Fall Conference to be held at the Ramada in Topeka, September 24-25, 2019. Conference sessions will focus on many public health issues important to Kansas, including our theme, "Be the Bridge: Connecting the Healthiest System. For Equity. For Action. For Health."

New this Year!  Join us for a Post-Session.

Skills-Building Workshop Presented by Rescue Agency 
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas 

The Teens Aren't Listening? Improving Your Behavior Change Communication Skills
The state of Kansas is facing an epidemic of teen vaping. This new public health threat could undo years of success in tobacco cessation. So how do we get the message out to teens, their parents, and other adults? This 2-hour training by the leading behavior change marketing agency will offer foundational lessons in understanding what distinguishes behavior change marketing from commercial marketing while exploring what lessons we can borrow from commercial marketers. This module introduces the various pathways to behavior change and discusses the appropriate application of each.

This course contains no sessions
Bring a team of community partners and join us for a day of learning and collaboration! We will discuss behavioral health, focusing on gaps, challenges, and strengths at the local level; discover promising approaches for addressing behavioral health issues; and work together to develop action steps for progress.

Click HERE to Register for the Behavioral Health Planning Day on Monday, September 30, 2019
The Kansas Public Health Workforce Development Forum is a statewide convening of local and state public health departments and partner organizations, focusing on strengthening the Kansas Public Health Workforce. The purpose of the Forum is to explore options for building the capacity of the governmental public health workforce system in Kansas to assure the essential public health services across the state. The Forum will inform strategies to advance the cross-cutting competencies that support both Public Health 3.0 and the Foundational Public Health Services. The Forum will include presentations by individuals leading public health efforts within the deBeaumont Foundation, including Kris Risley, Managing Director for Workforce, and Katie Sellers, Vice-President for Impact.*Lunch will be on your own*

This course contains no sessions
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will prepare for and provide one, two-day Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) training for employees and partners of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. The MAPP training teaches the steps to a collaborative community health assessment and improvement process and includes interactive skill-building exercises and peer learning. MAPP training evaluation results indicate participants have a high level of knowledge of what MAPP is, content learned in the MAPP training can be used in participants' current job, and participants increase the skills necessary to implement MAPP.

Click HERE to Register for MAPP Training on September 18-19, 2019
It's our pleasure to invite you to join your colleagues at the Sixth Annual Wichita State University Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) CE Conference, September 26-27, 2019. This conference is designed to provide advanced practice nurses in both the primary and acute setting the opportunity to further enhance their ability to assess, diagnose and manage health conditions. Our dynamic speakers will share their unique perspectives on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the ever-changing health care environment. Sessions will include pharmacology presentations on managing anxiety and diabetes care, as well as clinically orientated, evidence-based information on the treatment of skin injuries and abscesses, dermatology, infectious diseases, medical coding, heart failure, and much more. We will once again be offering specialty workshops on Thursday afternoon to enrich practice technique and we are excited to include a workshop on advanced assessment for physical therapy. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to enhance your professional growth and network with your colleagues and peers.The conference is offering pre-sessions on the afternoon of Thursday, September 26. Individuals who sign up for two pre-sessions are eligible for a discount. To receive the discount please enter the code APRNPRE (all in caps) in the promo field after adding the two sessions to your cart. If you have problems applying the discount code please complete the registration form in the brochure (located at and fax it to 316-978-3064 or call 316-978-6493 to register over the phone.

Click here to register for the APRN Pre-Conference: Thursday, September 26, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport
Click here to register for the APRN Conference General Session: Friday, September 27, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport

Please join us as an exhibitor or sponsor for the Sixth Annual Wichita State University (WSU) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) CE Conference to beheld at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, September 26-27. We want you to be a part of this one-of-a-kind conference that reaches hundreds of regional advanced practice nurses and health professionals.

This year's conference "Applying Evidence-Based Practice to Create a Climate of Healing"is designed for those advanced practice registered nurses who are recognized as nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.  Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, AGPCNP,FNP-BC, FAANP, will be the keynote speaker.

Click here to register as an exhibitor Friday, September 27, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport
Click Here to register as a sponsor Friday, September 27, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport