Kansas Public Health Association Conference

September 24 - 25, 2019
Ramada Hotel & Convention Center by Wyndham • Topeka, KS


Conference Attendees

For more information regarding KPHA please visit www.kpha.us.

KPHA is an affiliate of American Public Health Association (APHA); we would encourage you to take this opportunity to renew your current membership or to join APHA as well. To learn more go to https://apha.org/membership. To become a KPHA member please visit www.kpha.us/application.

If you have questions regarding membership, please contact: Becky Tuttle at becky.tuttle@ymcawichita.org.


KPHA 2019 Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline
Abstracts are to be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 30, 2019.  No exceptions will be made for late submissions.
Presenter Registration and Membership to KPHA
You do not need to be a KPHA member to submit an abstract.  If your abstract is selected as an oral, poster or sunflower spotlight presentation, the presenting author(s) MUST become a KPHA member and register for the conference.  A special one-day registration option will be available for presenters who want to attend the conference only on the day they present. Session presenters are NOT reimbursed for registration or expenses to attend the conference.
Instructions for Proposal Submission:
Abstract submission is done electronically via the following form.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  If you have any questions or cannot submit your proposal electronically please feel free to call Teruko Mitchell, Conference Registrar, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS  67260-0136, (316) 978-6493, conference.office@wichita.edu.

Theme and Content:
The 2019 KPHA Conference theme is Be the Bridge: Connecting the Healthiest System. For Equity. For Action. For Health. Keynote presentations will focus on how public health practitioners can innovate and “be the bridge” to create linkages that improve systems. Conference sessions will serve as a forum to exchange best practices and share knowledge about emerging public health issues. Participants will gain valuable professional development that improves public health at a local, state, regional, and national level. KPHA members will have the opportunity to look ahead, network and explore current and future public health challenges.

Selection Criteria(All submissions will be judged on the following criteria)
  • Overall Quality
  • Relevance to the public health profession
  • Timeliness of topic
  • Audience appeal
  • Well-defined focus of presentation
  • Application of the material
  • Professional background and speaking experience of the presenter(s)

Conference Objectives:

  • Examine how public health professionals in Kansas have addressed challenges through innovative approaches tailored to the communities they serve.
  • Discuss methods of collaboration and community engagement that support local interventions.
  • Identify strategies for program development and implementation.
  • Foster learning and connection within the public health community to encourage collaboration, innovation and growth as we work towards a healthier future for all Kansans.
  • Highlight the work of Kansas Public Health Association members.

Abstract Notification:
All presenters will be notified via email of abstract status in early June of 2019.  If accepted for presentation, you are giving permission for this abstract to be printed in conference materials.


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration coming soon!

*Your application to exhibit at the annual conference will be reviewed by Kansas Public Health Association, and if it is determined that your product or information contradicts the Kansas Public Health Association mission or policies, your application will be denied and a refund will be made. The Kansas Public Health Association reserves the right to exercise their sole discretion in the acceptance or refusal of an application to exhibit at the annual conference for any reason, with or without cause.



Ramada Hotel & Convention Center by Wyndham Topeka Downtown
420 SE 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66607


Registration Questions & More Information

For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact the WSU Conference Office.

Phone: 316-978-6493
Fax: 316-978-3064
Email: conference.office@wichita.edu