2021 KPHA Virtual Conference

Celebrating 100 Years of KPHA

Please join us for the 78th Annual Kansas Public Health Association Fall Conference to be held virtually September 21-23, 2021 from 8:30 – 12:30 each day. It is time to reconnect! This conference will create space for sharing and learning about the latest public health models and issues as we embrace this year’s theme: Strengthening Social Connectedness.


Learn and Share

Oral and Poster Presentations

View Posters

Connect and Honor

Annual Membership Meeting and Awards

100 Year Recognition

MINK Meeting

Keynote Speakers

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN

Paul Shirley

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH

Panel Discussion

2021 KPHA Virtual Conference

Strengthening Social Connectedness

September 21st, 2021 8:15 am – 12:30 pm

September 22nd, 2021 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; MINK 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 23rd, 2021 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Contact Natalie at natalie@abcommunities.com with questions.

View the full Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, APHA President-Elect

Paul Shirley, former professional basketball player, author and host of The Process Podcast

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President of the Building Healthy Communities for The California Endowment

Panel discussion: Thriving Through and Post Pandemic – Leveraging Lessons Learned

  • Kayla Savage, Community Development Division Director, Kansas Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Anthony Lewis, Superintendent, USD 497
  • Bob Trysanski, Director of Behavioral Health Projects, Douglas County, KS
  • Teresa Miller, President and CEO, Kansas Health Foundation
  • Moderator: Brandon Skidmore, President of KPHA

MINK Meeting

September 22, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

KPHA is proud to host MINK at the 2021 KPHA Virtual Conference!

MINK is a simple acronym of our neighboring states: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska & Kansas Public Health Associations. Our camaraderie, best practice sharing, and support has helped Region 7 become a recognizable name within APHA.

The MINK meeting will be on the afternoon of September 22nd (day two of KPHA’s Annual Conference). It is complimentary to all Annual Conference registrants!

MINK affiliates (i.e. members of Missouri, Iowa & Nebraska) may register for the full one-day meeting for $50 (really affordable CEUs).

More Information on MINK and Meeting Agenda


2020 Virtual Conference – 100 Years of KPHA

Our Past Annual Membership Meeting was on November 19, 2020.

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, virtual Poster Presentations, and Annual Membership Meeting.

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Learn More About KPHA

Promoting & Improving Population Health in Kansas


KPHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for Kansas since 1920.

Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health.

The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the state, representing more than 250 members from over 20 occupations and organizations.

KPHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a unique, multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study, and action.

KPHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.