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"
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 30 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 72nd Annual KPHA Conference which will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas on September 16 - 17, 2015. Please see the nomination form for award descriptions and instructions. Submit nominations to the Kansas Public Health Association by emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you should have any questions, please contact Becky Tuttle at 316.683.9441.
ANNOUNCEMENT - APRIL 8, 2015
JACK BROWN RECEIVES AWARD FOR LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC HEALTH
ANNOUNCEMENT - APRIL 27, 2015
KPHA Supports Tobacco Tax Proposal
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.