Promoting and Improving     
     Population Health in Kansas


September 20-21, 2016 

73nd Annual
Kansas Public Health Association

DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Wichita, KS

18 Jul 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Topeka
15 Aug 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Olathe
19 Sep 2016 (CDT) • Wichita
19 Sep 2016 (CDT) • Wichita
17 Oct 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Topeka

The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) is a professional association for Kansas 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 Kansans’ lives will be healthy.

Created by Dr. Samuel Crumbine in 1920, KPHA is the oldest and largest public health organization in Kansas.  
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KPHA brings together individuals and organizations from all across the state for public health including:

health service providers
health advocates
local and state administrators

nurses and doctors
private or public organizations
safety net clinics
health foundations

and all others who believe they promote public health in Kansas

The KPHA mission is

 "Promoting and Improving Population Health in Kansas"

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. While a doctor treats people who are sick, those working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. Public health professionals also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors. From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease, or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food. Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

Each year, the Kansas Public Health Association seeks to recognize services and commitment to public health through a variety of awards. The Awards Committee will consider nominations that are submitted by June 24 in the following categories:

Samuel J. Crumbine Medal

Special Service Awards

Dorothy Woodin Award

Corporate Public Health Service Award

Jane Addams Award

Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award

Public Health Policy Maker(s) of the Year Award

Awards will be presented at the 73rd Annual KPHA Conference which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, Wichita, Kansas on September 20-21, 2016. 

Please Click Here for the nomination form for award descriptions and instructions. 

Submit nominations to the Kansas Public Health Association by emailing this form to

If you should have any questions, please contact Becky Tuttle at 316.683.9441.

Nominations are due by June 24, 2016.

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Thank you to our 2015 KPHA conference sponsors.

Kansas State University

Master of Public Health Program

KPHA is Kansas's leading public health advocacy association!
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