KPHA Statutes and Regulations Book now available
The updated 2011 KPHA Public Health Statutes and Regulations Book is now availavble on the Members Only site at www.kpha.us! KUMC Student, Charles Coffee once again helped KPHA in getting last year's Session Laws that were not available until this past January updated into the book. We have a another KUMC Student, Heidi Wells, who is making the book into a friendly web format! So, watch for this and the trainig on how to use it. If you received this email, you are an active member of KPHA and can get on the Members Only part of the KPHA website to see the book.If you want to save a copy of the Statutes and Regs book, just go to www.kpha.us and click on the Members Only at the top. You will be asked to enter your email address and password. If you have not ever been on the site, click on the Forgot Password, and it will be emailed to you.
KPHLI provides an opportunity for participants to develop their leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies in order to strengthen organizational effectiveness and positively impact the public health system in Kansas. The vision of the KPHLI is to improve leadership competencies of the public health workforce in order to improve the public health infrastructure and reduce health disparities in Kansas in the 21st century. To learn more about KPHLI and apply for Cycle IX click on: http://www.waldcenter.org/kphli/
Region VII APHA Affiliates Meeting
The Region VII meeting on April 14th and 15th in Kansas City was well attended by the KPHA Board and Staff. Captain Jose Belardo came and talked to the group of Board Members and Staff of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. We had wonderful networking at the meals and during the meetings.
It was decided to make it an annual even following National Public Health Week every April. Watch for more information in the quarterly newsletter.
Here is a list of the attendees at the meeting, and as you can see KPHA had the most:
Rex Archer, MD
Mr. Pat Morgester
Dalen Duitsman, PhD
Ms. Jodee Frederick
National Public Health Week
Thanks so many who participated in National Public Health Week. KPHA has received pictures and articles from KUMC Students, Shawnee County Health Agency, and the Lawrence Douglas Health Agency that will be included in the next quarterly newsletter. If you have pictures or articles to send, email them to email@example.com.
APHA Mid year Meeting
The Affordable Care Act has profound implications for public health. While several important provisions have taken effect, full implementation is still to come. And dramatic spending cuts proposed at the federal, state and local levels threaten to undermine both health reform and existing public health programs. These challenges present both obstacles to and opportunities for transforming our nation’s health system. Join APHA and our partners in Chicago, June 23-25, for the APHA Midyear Meeting: Implementing Health Reform — A Public Health Approach, a pivotal conference to chart the next steps for transforming our nation’s health system, advancing prevention and wellness, and improving the health of our communities. Special registration discounts are also available for APHA members as well as members of the Midyear Meeting partner organizations. Special discounted hotel rates are also available. Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, leading pollster and political strategist Celinda Lake, and veteran journalist and Health Affairs Editor Susan Dentzer are among the influential speakers confirmed for the Midyear Meeting. A full list of speakers, including top federal, state and local health officials and other leading public health experts, is available by browsing the Midyear Meeting schedule or the alphabetical list of speakers. The meeting will feature several dynamic plenary sessions and offer learning through interactive breakout sessions on topics such as prevention, advocacy, protecting public health programs and more. Continuing education credits are available for Midyear Meeting attendees in CME, CHES, CNE and CPH. Earn up to 13 credit hours by adding continuing education during the registration process for only $25. Come join KPHA members at this first mid-year meeting of our Parent organization. If it is anything like the annual meeting, attendees will come away loaded with new and invigorating ideas. The networking is always wonderful as well. Register today to hear from top industry insiders, health officials and experts. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.apha.org/midyear.
Submitted by Eldonna Chesnut, RN, BSN, MSN, Immediate Past President of KPHA, APHA Affiliate Representative to Governing Council
Job opening in Lawrence
rence-Douglas County Health Department is currently seeking a Child Care Licensing Surveyor to join its well-trained, motivated work force.
The Child Care Licensing Surveyor plays an important role in the community by helping to assure safe and healthy environments for children in out-of-home care. This position works throughout Douglas County to evaluate child care centers and home child care facilities for
compliance with state licensing regulations. A minimum of an associate’s degree in early childhood education or related field and one year of work experience with children and families is required. Individuals who excel in time management and independent judgment and have an ability to consistently enforce regulations are encouraged to apply.
If you have a desire to work with our team of motivated and passionate public health professionals, apply today. At the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, you will be given the opportunity to make a difference and help improve the health of our community. We provide excellent benefits including health insurance, vacation and enrollment in the state’s defined benefits retirement plan.
Submit resume to Karen Flanders, Child Care Licensing Coordinator, at:firstname.lastname@example.org