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