Promoting and Improving     
     Population Health in Kansas
 
 
 
   


SAVE THE DATE!

September 20-21, 2016 

73nd Annual
Kansas Public Health Association
Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Wichita, KS




16 May 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Olathe
20 Jun 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Wichita
18 Jul 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Topeka
15 Aug 2016 10:00 AM (CDT) • Olathe
19 Sep 2016 (CDT) • Wichita








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.  
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KPHA brings together individuals and organizations from all across the state for public health including:

researchers/academia
health service providers
health advocates
local and state administrators





nurses and doctors
private or public organizations
safety net clinics
health foundations

and all others who believe they promote public health in Kansas

The KPHA mission is

 "Promoting and Improving Population Health in Kansas"

JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH KHI - 4/29/16

Health Policy Analyst

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for a health policy analyst. Responsibilities include identifying relevant information from a variety of sources (online, research literature, state and federal resources, trade association publications, etc.) and translating that information into concise, well-organized reports, charts, graphics and presentations suitable for a policy audience. Analysts are involved in all aspects of KHI’s work, including producing written products and facilitating discussions among a wide variety of stakeholders and decision-makers. Analysts are expected to develop collaborative relationships with state agency staff, members of the Legislature, faculty and staff of state universities, public health and medical professionals, and private sector associations. 

Candidates should have relevant, practical experience, ideally in a state or federal policy-making setting, for example as a Congressional or legislative staffer, or in an executive branch agency in a policy-making role. Familiarity with a range of health policy issues is critical, including public and private health insurance coverage, access to care, safety net providers, measuring system performance, health care financing and provider reimbursement. A graduate degree in public policy, public health, business, public administration, sociology, economics or a related field is desired, although comparable experience will be considered. Candidates must have strong writing and analytic skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, and resources for professional development. 

KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at www.khi.org. Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart, lburkhart@khi.org, Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168. 

KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Director of Research

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for the Director of Research, reporting to the President and CEO. This position will be responsible for establishing and overseeing a quality assurance process for our research work, supporting our research infrastructure (e.g., access to IRBs, human subjects protection, data and software resources, online search engine resources, staff development, etc.), participating in project management, and serving as a technical resource for assistance on research design, data collection strategies, analysis and methodology questions for a variety of projects (accessing both internal and external resources as needed). In addition to these organization-wide roles, the successful candidate will be able to develop a portfolio of research in their own areas of interest. 

Qualified candidates should have 10+ years of experience and a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Experience should be in applied research, policy analysis, policy development, or program management. Familiarity with a range of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods in health services research and/or health policy analysis is required. Experience with Medicaid or Medicare data, commercial insurance claims data, sample survey data, census data, vital statistics, hospital discharge or other large claims or population-based datasets, as well as proficiency with SAS, SPSS or STATA, spreadsheets, and database management are representative of the quantitative skills desired. Experience with focus groups, structured interviews, software facilitated content analysis, document review, case studies, comprehensive literature reviews and community-based participatory research are representative of the qualitative skills desired. 

Experience in state or federal government, health philanthropy, at a think tank or an applied research organization is highly desirable. A keen understanding of broad social policies that affect our health care system and the health of populations is required. An understanding of the role strategic communication plays in conveying actionable information to policymakers also is critical. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management experience and a commitment to teamwork also are required for this position. 

KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at www.khi.org. Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart, lburkhart@khi.org, or Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168. 

KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Thank you to our 2015 KPHA conference sponsors.

Kansas State University

Master of Public Health Program






KPHA is Kansas's leading public health advocacy association!
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