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March 18, 2020 

How healthy is your county? Find out on March 18, when the Kansas Health Institute and their partner, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, release the new rankings. Learn about how to make the most of these rankings and view the Kansas 2019 report and findings

 

Kansas COVID-19
Update for
Local Partners

Thursdays at 10:00 AM 

The Department of Health and Environment will be hosting weekly updates every Thursday  from March 5 to May 21, 2020. These are intended for Kansas public health partners. See  events below for  dates and links that will take you to the GoToWebinar registration page. 

 

March 24, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Statewide Population Health Call is now held online through GoToWebinar. Each month, you will receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the webinar. If you are not receiving this information or would like to be added to the list of attendees, please contact Margaret Roush at  margaret.roush@ks.gov.

All Events

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Webinar Topic TBA.

Each webinar in the HiAP webinar series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage.

Webinars take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM CT from January through July. Register for future webinars in the monthly series here.

Learn more and register here!

Webinar Topic TBA.

Each webinar in the HiAP webinar series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage.

Webinars take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM CT from January through July. Register for future webinars in the monthly series here.

Learn more and register here!

Webinar Topic TBA.

Each webinar in the HiAP webinar series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage.

Webinars take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM CT from January through July. Register for future webinars in the monthly series here.

Register Here for May 21, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Register Here for May 14, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Register Here for May 7, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Register Here for April 30, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Statewide Population Health Call is now held online through GoToWebinar. Each month you will receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the webinar.

If you are not receiving this information or would like to be added to the list of attendees, please contact Margaret Roush at margaret.roush@ks.gov.

Learn more and register here!

Webinar Topic TBA.

Each webinar in the HiAP webinar series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage.

Webinars take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM CT from January through July. Register for future webinars in the monthly series here.

Register Here for April 23, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Location:
Online: TBD
In-Person at: KUMC, HEB 3110, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 

Date: Wednesday, April 22 from 12-1 PM

Presenters: Dr. Adriane Griffen 

Sign-Up for Free Here

Session Details TBD

The Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds (KS PHGR) is a webcast series featuring public health practitioners and researchers from across the state, region and nation.  The purpose of the KS PHGR is to provide a platform to explore ongoing and emerging public health issues facing the public health system. All sessions will be hosted by the University of Kansas Master of Public Health (KU-MPH) program and will be broadcast from the KUMC campus.  Sessions are free to attend either in person or via Adobe Connect, and will last approximately 50 to 60 minutes. 

The KU-MPH program is always on the lookout for new speakers and topics for the KS PHGR. If you are interested in presenting or would like to recommend/suggest a speaker or a topic, please complete the Prospective Speaker Form.

Register Here for April 16, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Register Here for April 9, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Register here for April 2, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Register Here for March 26, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

National Network of Public Health Institutes

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri for a very special Open Forum. As the premier conference of the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement and Innovation (COPPHII), we anticipate another great year of new ideas, networking, and fun!

The Open Forum has benefited from many years of vision and support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and we are sincerely grateful for their leadership and commitment to advancing quality improvement and accreditation in public health.

Please join us to celebrate the big 18 and help chart our future. This is one you won’t want to miss.

Click here to learn more! 

Learn more and register here!

Every day, policymakers and communities wrestle with decisions on issues such as nuisance abatement, zoning, housing, and others. These decisions can impact the health of the community, though in some cases, the connection between the issue and health might not be immediately clear. To help make these connections, the public health field created excellent tools. To complement these efforts, the Kansas Health Institute developed a Health Impact Checklist (HI-C). The HI-C uses a combination of checklists and written responses to explicitly connect questions about social, economic and environmental conditions with questions about potential health impacts and impacts on populations. Further, the tool guides users to create practical recommendations. The tool also includes a template for a one-page summary that aims to provide a high-level snapshot of the findings.

This webinar will showcase examples of a completed tool on the topics of nuisance abatement, abandoned properties, and broadband access.

Each webinar in the HiAP webinar series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage.

Register for future webinars in the monthly series here.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Statewide Population Health Call is now held online through GoToWebinar. Each month you will receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the webinar.

If you are not receiving this information or would like to be added to the list of attendees, please contact Margaret Roush at margaret.roush@ks.gov.

Register Here for March 19, 2020

Regular updates on COVID-19 for local Kansas partners. Intended audience:

  • Local Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Cities
  • PHEP Regional Coordinators
  • RRCs
  • League of Municipalities
  • County Emergency Managers
  • Tribes
  • FQHCs
  • Health Clinics

How healthy is your county? Find out March 18, when the County Health Rankings from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps and their partner, Kansas Health Institute, are released.

Find resources and slides from the “Making the Most of the 2020 County Health Rankings Release” Webinar here

Review the Kansas 2019 report and findings here

Check out the Kansas Health Institute and/or County Health Rankings and Roadmaps for updated information on the release! 

Location: North Central Regional Planning Commission, Conference Room
109 N Mill Street
Beloit, Kansas 

Agenda:

  • Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Impacts in Kansas – Past, Present and Future
  • Kansas Climate and Health Impacts
  • Prevention in the Age of Vape
  • Exploring Data Sources for Public Health Practice
  • State, County, and KAHLD Updates

Register Here

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Statewide Population Health Call is now held online through GoToWebinar. Each month you will receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the webinar.

If you are not receiving this information or would like to be added to the list of attendees, please contact Margaret Roush at margaret.roush@ks.gov.

Location: Logan County Emergency Medical Services Facility, Training Room
703 W 3rd Street
Oakley, KS 67748

Parking is available on the north end of the building.

Agenda:

  • Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Impacts in Kansas – Past, Present and Future
  • Kansas Climate and Health Impacts
  • Prevention in the Age of Vape
  • Exploring Data Sources for Public Health Practice
  • State, County, and KAHLD Updates

Register Here

Location: Finney County Administration Center, Carol Brown Conference Room
311 N 9th Street
Garden City, Kansas 

Agenda:

  • Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Impacts in Kansas – Past, Present and Future
  • Kansas Climate and Health Impacts
  • Prevention in the Age of Vape
  • Exploring Data Sources for Public Health Practice
  • State, County, and KAHLD Updates

Register Here

Join the Region V Public Health Training Center for this four-part webinar series that’s designed to assist public health agencies with making a plan-to-plan (P2P) for writing a strategic plan. This course provides the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to prepare for strategic planning within their agencies.

Through a series of four one-hour webinars, participants will be introduced to a seven-phase framework to guide strategic planning efforts. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a plan for conducting strategic planning in their agencies. The course is designed for both teams with strategic planning experience and those with no experience.

 

Register Here

Location: KU School of Nursing – 1050 or Online

Date: February 6, 2020 

The Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds (KS PHGR) is a webcast series featuring public health practitioners and researchers from across the state, region and nation.  The purpose of the KS PHGR is to provide a platform to explore ongoing and emerging public health issues facing the public health system. All sessions will be hosted by the University of Kansas Master of Public Health (KU-MPH) program and will be broadcast from the KUMC campus.  Sessions are free to attend either in person or via Adobe Connect, and will last approximately 50 to 60 minutes. 

Dr. Sarah Martin, Megan Foreman, and Elizabeth Holzschuh will  be kicking off the series with “Breathing Life into Data: The Power of Data Storytelling”. 

“Public Health’s shift to PH 3.0 has required practitioners to do work differently. An integral part of this movement is engaging partners from a variety of sectors around data. This presentation will discuss the importance of data storytelling in public engagement and advocacy to improve the community’s health”. 

Registration may be completed through the KU-MPH website here: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/population-health/education/master-of-public-health/kansas-public-health-grand-rounds.html.  

Any handouts and session recordings will be located on the same website.

If you are interested in presenting or would like to suggest a speaker or topic, please complete the Prospective Speaker Form available via the link below.

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Location: Prairie Star Health Center, Auditorium
2700 East 30th Avenue 
Hutchinson, KS

Agenda:

  • Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Impacts in Kansas – Past, Present and Future
  • Kansas Climate and Health Impacts
  • Prevention in the Age of Vape
  • Exploring Data Sources for Public Health Practice
  • State, County, and KAHLD Updates

Register Here

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Statewide Population Health Call is now held online through GoToWebinar. Each month you will receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the webinar.

If you are not receiving this information or would like to be added to the list of attendees, please contact Margaret Roush at margaret.roush@ks.gov.

As exploring and planning for CJS progress, it is easy to be so consumed with the details of these changes that little or no thought is given to the people side of change. Change management refers to understanding and addressing the predictable emotions and behaviors people experience with change. Incorporating change management tools and techniques can pave the way for a smooth transition to a CJS arrangement.  

Join us in our conversation with Heather Weir, Director of the Office of Strategy and Performance in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Weir has been trained in change management and not only applies the techniques to her work but also equips other professionals to use these skills. She will share key change management concepts and strategies to help plan and implement CJS agreements, and participants will have the opportunity throughout the webinar to engage in Q&A. 

Register for this webinar!

Date: January 24, 2020

Time: 1 p.m. Eastern / 12 noon Central / 11 a.m. Mountain / 10 a.m. Pacific

The learning objectives are as follows:

  1. Articulate the definition of change management.
  2. Identify the steps in a change model.
  3. Describe strategies for change management during the planning, preparing, and implementing phases of a new CJS arrangement.

Speakers:
– Heather Weir, Director of the Office of Strategy and Performance in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
– Grace Gorenflo, Senior Consultant, Center for Sharing Public Health Services

Location: Shawnee County Health Department
2600 SW East Circle Drive
Topeka, KS

Parking is available across the street on the east side. Please do not park in front of the building.

Agenda:

  • Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Impacts in Kansas – Past, Present and Future
  • Kansas Climate and Health Impacts
  • Prevention in the Age of Vape
  • Exploring Data Sources for Public Health Practice
  • State, County, and KAHLD Updates

Location: Chanute Auditorium, Alliance Room
Second Floor, Building Memorial Building
101 South Lincoln
Chanute, KS

Agenda:

  • Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Impacts in Kansas – Past, Present and Future
  • Kansas Climate and Health Impacts
  • Prevention in the Age of Vape
  • Exploring Data Sources for Public Health Practice
  • State, County, and KAHLD Updates

Location: Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute
238 N Mead
Wichita, KS 67202 

Dates: 
February 11-12, 2020
March 10-11, 2020
April 14-15, 2020
May 5-6, 2020

The purpose of the Local Public Health Leadership Series (LPHLS) is to enhance the ability of the local and state public workforce to exercise leadership in the delivery of Medicaid services. The LPHLS will develop core knowledge and skills related to identifying and responding to adaptive challenges. The focus will be on development of leadership competencies identified by the Kansas Leadership Center: Diagnosing the Situation, Managing Self, Energizing Others and Intervening Skillfully. This is a four-month training offered by The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) in collaboration with the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD).

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Location: University of Kansas
Kansas Union, Big 12 Room
1301 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Please join us for a day of learning and discussion regarding Bold Solutions for Healthier Kansas Communities. Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA, President and CEO of de Beaumont, will provide the keynote Canuteson Memorial Lecture. Speakers from local communities, the state of Kansas, and the region will discuss opportunities to advance bold solutions in Kansas through the use of data and working with policy makers.

Contact: Vicki-Collie-Ackers, vcollieakers@kumc.edu

More Info Here