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Kansas Community Health Promotion Summit

January 26 & 28, 2021

Virtual Conference

Health Justice: Be the Change


Registration is now open!

In 2021, we gathered virtually to consider the concept of Health Justice in our work. During these challenging times, we are grateful for this opportunity to connect with you and acknowledge your incredible contributions to local public health. Our virtual format has also opened doors to invite talented speakers and subject matter experts from all over our state and even across the nation.

The goal of this summit is to infuse new ideas, evolve our language and push together towards achieving health equity, through health justice. 



Session Resources

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Summit Session Recordings

All times listed are in Central Time.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021



What is Health Justice?, Kansas Department of Health and Environment


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Black Butterflyz Then & Now: The metamorphosis of a physical activity intervention targeting Black Womxn, Chris Omni, MPH, Founder and Visionary, Kujima Health


Policy Approaches for Chronic Disease Prevention: Are We Making Legislation or Sausage?, Ross Brownson, PhD, Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis




Authentic Community Engagement for Health, Justice, and Racial Equity, Xavier Morales, PhD, MRP, Executive Director, The Praxis Project, and Jenna Gaarde, MPH, Program Director - Research & Training, The Praxis Project



3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Framing Thirdhand Smoke As a Social Justice Issue, Lydia Greiner, DrPH, APRN, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology San Diego State University, lecturer at Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University, Research Scientist at SDSU Research Foundation



From Grassroots Engagement to the Statehouse: How to Fight for Health Justice for All, Durell Gilmore, Community Organizer, Kansas Appleseed and Haley Kottler, Thriving Campaign Manager, Kansas Appleseed



Thursday, January 28, 2021


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Progress in the Wonderful World of nOZ, Jared Tremblay, Project Manager, Flint Hills MPO


Youth In Prevention: From Recruitment Through Sustainability, Nigel Wrangham, CADC II, CPS, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)



11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Food Councils: Advancing Health Justice Through Policy and Programs, Karen Bassarab, Senior Program Officer, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future; Milele Kennedy, Food Policy and Program Coordinator, City of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raychel Santo, Senior Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future


Reaching and Serving LGBTQ+ Persons, Scout, PhD, MA, Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network



1:30 - 2:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION

Coalition Building:  It is a Continuous Process, Anita Gaillard, MPH, Director of Community Programs, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Indiana Department of Health


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CLOSING SESSION

Kansas Health Champion Awards, Kansas Governor's Council on Fitness



Thank you to our sponsors!

We are grateful to our sponsors, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Community Health Promotion, Kansas Chronic Disease Risk Reduction, and the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness. Please take a moment to visit our sponsors' websites to learn more about them. 

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