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 will consider nominations that are submitted by June 30th each year.
Check back in June 2015 for nomination form.
- 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.
2014 Award Recipients
Samuel J. Crumbine Medal
Won Choi, PhD, MPH
Public Health Policy Makers of the Year
Representative Barbara Bollier, MD
Senator Laura Kelly
Senator Elaine Bowers
Dorothy Woodin Award
Nancy Wynn, RN
Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita
Virginia Lockhart Award
Craig Barnes, BS
Special Service Award
Robert P. Sherman, MD
Special Service Award
Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RNC, CPM
Jane Adams Award
Christy Schunn, LSCSW
The President’s Award
Ellen Averett, PhD, MHSA 2014 Poster Winners
Best Poster and Judges Pick
TREATING HOSPITALIZED SMOKERS
by Lisa Silverman
EVALUATION OF THE BLAST OFF TO HEALTH PROGRAM: USING THE ARTS TO TEACH 2ND GRADE STUDENTS HEALTHY CHOICES
by Kate Hoppe
INTERORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATION TO COMBAT WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTION
by Christine Steward
USING A LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK TO INCREASE COMPETENCIES IN INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
by Suzanne Hawley & Sonja Armbruster
View the 2013 award recipients
View the 2012 award recipients
View the 2011 award recipients