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"
APHA CONFERENCE - 11/5/2015
KPHA members across Kansas came together at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition October 31st through November 4th in Chicago, Illinois.
During the Conference, KPHA's Eldonna Chesnut assumed the role of the APHA Council of Affiliates Chair. Eldonna is pictured below (left) with Immediate Past Chair Pat Parker of the Missouri PHA (right) and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy (middle).
To see more highlights from the conference, check out APHA's page.
CONFERENCE PICTURES - 9/30/2015
Check out some of the photos from our 2015 Conference! Click through to see the rest. Thanks to KPHA Board Members and Kansas Academy of Family Physicians for letting us use their photos!
NEW VIDEO - 8/26/2015
We hope this video makes you as excited for the conference as we are! Don't forget to register here. Remember to register before the end of the day on 8/28/15 to get an early bird discount!
ANNOUNCEMENT - August 18, 2015
A recent study by the Kansas Health Institute did an analysis of how proposed public health funding reductions in Sedgwick County could lead to more preventable deaths over time. Those deaths included:
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.