The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) is a professional association for Kansas’s public health practitioners, professionals, and advocates. As a voice for public health, KPHA provides a forum for individuals and organizations to work collectively to assure conditions in which Kansan's lives will be healthy.
Created by Dr. Samuel Crumbine in 1920, KPHA is the oldest and largest public health organization in Kansas. Learn more...
KPHA brings together individuals and organizations from all across the state for public health including:
health service providers
local and state administrators
nurses and doctors
private or public organizations
safety net clinics
and all others who believe they promote public health in Kansas.
The KPHA mission is
"Promoting and Improving Population Health in Kansas"
The Kansas Public Health Association supports a $1.50 per pack tax increase on cigarettes and increasing taxes on other tobacco products (OTP) to 58 percent of wholesale value. Both proposals are currently before the Kansas Legislature and could become part of the final budget elected leaders will approve in May.
The Kansas Public Health Association’s mission is to “promote and improve population health in Kansas.” We support these tax increases because they are simple, public health solutions to the economic and social burdens of tobacco use.