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Awards

Each year during the Fall Conference, the Kansas Public Health Association recognizes service and commitment to public health through a variety of awards.

The Awards Committee is now considering nominations that are submitted by June 24, 2016.

Awards will be presented at the 73rd Annual KPHA Conference which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, Wichita, Kansas on September 20-21, 2016. Please see the nomination form here for award descriptions and instructions. Submit nominations to the Kansas Public Health Association by emailing that form to beckytuttle@med-soc.org. If you should have any questions, please contact Becky Tuttle at (316)683-9441.

Awards Categories

  • Samuel J. Crumbine Medal, KPHA's highest award, is given for meritorious service and state, regional, or national recognition related to the improvement of the health of Kansans and/or the environment of the state. Recipients of other KPHA awards may receive this award. This award includes a $2,000 scholarship prize.

View the recipients since 1946

  • Special Service Awards are for individuals who have rendered outstanding service to Kansas in the interest of public health and/or environmental improvement. Two special service awards may be given annually, one of which may be to a non-member of KPHA.
  • Dorothy Woodin Award is bestowed on a public health nurse for outstanding public health nursing services.
  • Jane Addams Award is for a social worker who exemplifies the qualities of Jane Addams, including a pioneering spirit, a trailblazer, and one striving to improve the health of the poor and the sanitary conditions of communities.
  • Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award is given for outstanding service in public promotion of health and/or environmental issues.
  • Corporate Public Health Service Award may be presented annually to a company or organization which, through public policy activities, makes a significant contribution to the mission of public health and/or environmental improvement in Kansas.
  • President's Award is awarded at the discretion of the association's president to acknowledge special accomplishments of an individual or organization towards improving the public's health in Kansas.

  • Public Health Policy Maker(s) of the Year may be awarded annually to local, state, or federal lawmakers who are public health champions. Considerations should include legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by the lawmaker, any leadership provided in protecting public health programs and funding, policy initiatives designed to protect the public’s health and any other examples of leadership that cannot necessarily be captured in a legislator’s voting record.




2016 Award Recipients

Award Recipient Bios
(coming soon)

Samuel J. Crumbine Medal
Gianfranco Pezzino




Public Health Policy Makers of the Year
City of Wichita

Dorothy Woodin Award
Georgetta Schoenfield, RN, BSN

Corporate Service
Oral Health Kansas

Special Service Award
Michael Cates, DVM, MPH

Jane Adams Award
Sherry Vierthaler, LBSW

The President’s Award
Tanya Honderick, RN, MS, MPH, PHCNS-BC
2015 Poster Winners

Best Poster
DENTAL CARE COVERAGE AMONG KANSANS - 2013 KANSAS BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (BRFSS)
by Pratik Pandya, MPH
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Honorable Mention
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATED WITH STUDENTS' PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVELS: THE KANSAS FITNESS INFORMATION TRACKING (K-FIT) SYSTEM
by Ericka Welsh, PhD, MPH
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Honorable Mention and Judges' Choice
A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE BREASTFEEDING RATES IN KANSAS
by Lisette Jacobson, PhD, MPA, MA, KUMC-Wichita; and Brenda Bandy, IBCLC, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.

View the 2016 award recipients

View the 2015 award recipients

View the 2013 award recipients

View the 2012 award recipients

View the 2011 award recipients


Thank you to our 2016 KPHA conference sponsors.







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