Who We Are
KPHA works for healthier people in Kansas.
We do this by focusing on 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.
KPHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a unique, multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study, and action.
The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the state, representing more than 800 members from over 50 occupations/organizations.
KPHA has influenced policies and set priorities in public health for Kansas since 1920. Throughout our history, we have been in the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health.
An Affiliate of the APHA
The Kansas Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health, and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.
Our Founder: Dr. Samuel Crumbine
KPHA was founded by Dr. Samuel Crumbine, a great Kansan who began the public health movement and is today recognized nationally!