KPHC Spotlights

August 2021

August 1, 2021: August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week! Check out the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition for resources.

World Breastfeeding Week was started in 1992 to generate public awareness and support for breastfeeding. WBW is officially celebrated August 1-7 every year

July 2021

July 6, 2021: Annual State Formula Survey Completed by all 100 KS Health Departments!

Check out the completed report of the Annual State Formalu Survey now!

July 12, 2021: Check out the COVID-19 Policy Playbook!

This playbook, from the Public Health Law Watch, provides legal recommendations for a safer, more equitable future.

July 12, 2021: Try out different messaging based on local vaccination rates.

Check out the Public Health Communication Collaborative's new messaging resource to develop clear and effective talking points about the critical role local vaccination rates play in your community.

July 17, 2021: Check out the COVID-19 Policy Playbook!

This report focuses on legal recommendations for a safer, more equitable future.

July 29, 2021: Learn more about new messaging guidance for evolving mask recommendations.

Recently the CDC updated their masking guidance based on concerns from the Delta variant. Take a look at the Public Health Communication Collaborative's updated messaging guide.

June 2021

June 8, 2021: Explore three ways to advance health equity through research.

Learn about how we’re working to strengthen the evidence base that can guide our nation toward a more equitable future—and a funding opportunity for early-career researchers to RWJF.

June 16, 2021: Expanding Vaccination Site Accessibility: Insights From the Field

In this brief, three of these specialists share their experiences with ensuring COVID-19 vaccination sites are accessible to people living with disabilities.

June 18, 2021: Read the latest Pulse on Kansas, COVID-19 Vaccine Intent Across Neighboring States.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, this issue of Pulse on Kansas details COVID-19 vaccine intent and reasons for uncertainty among adults age 18 and over in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Oklahoma as of late April 2021.

June 20, 2021: Check out UIHI's Virtual Engagement Toolkit!

Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) created a Virtual Engagement Toolkit that aims to be a resource for urban Indian-serving organizations planning or transitioning to virtual community events.

May 2021

May 7: Find out up to date information about the CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

The Public Health Communications Collaborative maintains up to date COVID-19 guidelines with message guidance.

May 12, 2021: 7 Things to Know About Recent Federal Actions and Opportunities to Improve Maternal Health

Improving maternal health outcomes has become a priority for federal lawmakers. ASTHO has outlined seven key things happening on the federal level right now.

May 21, 2021: Read the Ten-Year Reflections on the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps!

This executive summary reflects on County Health Rankings & Roadmaps from the past decade.

May 24, 2021: Learn more about building a more equitable food and nutritional assistance system post-pandemic!

ASTHO provides Feeding America's perspective on the need for nutritional assistance and the pathways to addressing this growing issue.

April 2021

April 2, 2021: Explore your county's updated 2021 data on County Health Rankings & Roadmaps!

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps has released their updated 2021 datasets.

April 2, 2021: Upcoming Grant Opportunity! Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Small Grants Program

The Center for Sharing Public Health Service will soon launch its 2021 Small Grants program, with their official call for proposals releasing on April 12, 2021. Join their email list at the bottom of their home page to stay up to date!

April 12, 2021: Wyandotte County becomes accredited health department!

Congratulations to the Unified Government (Wyandotte County) Public Health Department which received accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently

April 14, 2021: Call for proposals open! CSPHS Small Grants Program

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM CDT on Monday, May 17, 2021. Up to 5 awards will be made for an amount of up to $10,000 for a project period of eight months. Shorter projects will be considered, but all projects must conclude by March 18, 2022.

March 2021

March 9, 2021: Check out best practices for American Indian and Alaska Native data collection

Ranked by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Kansas received a B in data collection for American Indian and Alaskan Native populations.

March 8, 2021: Find communication resources about the COVID-19 vaccines at the de Beaumont Foundation

The de Beaumont Foundation has compiled one-pagers detailing COVID-19 vaccine communications.

March 8, 2021: Learn about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Kansans adults!

KHI's recent report examines who who is uncertain about the vaccine and barriers preventing Kansans from getting vaccinated.

February 2021

February 24, 2021: Virtual Governor's Public Health Conference to be held March 30-April 1 | Registration Now Open

Join public health professionals from across Kansas at the Virtual Governor's Public Health Conference. Register today!

February 19, 2021: Join ASTHO's COVID-19 TechXPo on March 31 to find tools to use tech to support to COVID-19 response

Join ASTHO's COVID-19 TechXpO focusing specifically on the use of technology to support the COVID-19 response.

February 8, 2021: Apply for de Beaumont Foundation's 40 Under 40 in Public Health recognition program by April 30!

The de Beaumont Foundation is now accepting applications for 40 Under 40 in Public Health, a recognition program for rising leaders.

February 2, 2021: Funding Opportunity | Conducting Community Assessments to Improve the Chest/Breastfeeding Landscape in Historically Oppressed Communities

NACCHO, with support from the CDC, is providing funds for this project to assess and improve chest/breastfeeding rates.

January 2021

January 29, 2021: Funding Opportunity | Public Health Associate Program Host Site

The CDC is seeking partnerships with public health agencies, tribal, and nongovernmental organizations to serve as host sites for PHAs.

January 26, 2021: Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Keep your communities safe by staying up to date on the latest COVID-19 vaccination news at KDHE's vaccine website.

January 26, 2021: Join PHF's Virtual Meeting to Share Your Feedback on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Help ensure the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals continue to reflect the reality of working in public health.

January 15, 2021: KPHC Invites #KSPublicHealth Workers to Tell Your Story

Call to action for state, tribal and local public health departments and staff: help us tell your story during the KPHC 10EPHS Campaign

January 14, 2021: Check Out Becoming Better Messengers for Guidance on Public Health Messaging and Communications

Develop your skills in communicating more deeply and meaningfully with communities of all backgrounds to improve public health.