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Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Learning Session

April 28 - 30, 2021 | Virtual Event

Thank you for joining us!

This virtual learning session is designed to provide Pathways coalitions access to resources and technical assistance to help you succeed. Below you will find the learning session agenda, meeting resources, and session recordings.

Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Learning Session Resources

Schedule and Session Recordings

Do you have questions about any of the Pathways Learning Session content? Please reach out to your TA providers.


Wednesday, April 28

OPENING KEYNOTE
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Addressing Drivers of Health by Centering Community as the Catalyst for Change, Shelia Reich, MSW, Director of Racial Equity and Healthy Communities, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

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

Food Pantries: Opportune Venues to Increase Access to Healthy Food, Katie Martin, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Food Bank - Foodshare


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

Creating Workplace Environments that Support Kansas Families, Vicky Roper, MS, Prevent Child Abuse Kansas Director, Kansas Children's Service League; The Importance of Worksite Wellness, Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine


1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Storytelling to Influence (Part 1), Dr. M. Paula Daoust, Director of Workforce and Leadership Development, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Food System Planning – Your Community’s Pathway to Better Health, Wealth and Equity, Kathy Nyquist, MBA, Principal, New Venture Advisors and Eileen Horn, MS, Project Manager and Food Policy Specialist, New Venture Advisors; Food Policy Councils in the Sunflower State: How the Kansas Alliance for Wellness Can Help Your Community Long-term, Systemic Change, Miranda Klugesherz, MA, MS, Director, Kansas Alliance for Wellness and Eileen Horn, MS, Project Manager and Food Policy Specialist, New Venture Advisors


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Assessing Community Health & Wellness by Engaging Your Community, Judy Johnston, MS, RD, LD, Research Instructor, Department of Population Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine –Wichita


Thursday, April 29

BONUS WORKOUT SESSION
8:00 a.m. (or anytime!)

Pilates with Cathy Riedy (33 min)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Storytelling to Influence (Part 2), Dr. M. Paula Daoust, Director of Workforce and Leadership Development, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

When ‘Don’t Spit on the Sidewalk’ is Not Enough: Public Health and the COVID-19 Response, D. Charles Hunt, MPH / Senior Analyst / Kansas Health Institutes


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leadership Development: Your Path to Success, Ed O’Malley, President, CEO, Kansas Leadership Center and Julia Fabris McBride, Vice President, Kansas Leadership Center


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Navigating Pathways Technical Assistance, Aaron Davis, Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Resources for Your Community, Jordan Roberts, Youth Prevention Program Manager & Resist Coordinator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Matthew Schrock, Cessation Coordinator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Pathways Coordinator Networking*

This session is for Pathways Initiative Coordinators in order to create a space to reflect on shared learning from the learning session thus far and how it translates to the community.

*This session was not recorded due to copyright limitations.

If you have questions, please reach out to your TA providers.


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Pathways & CDRR Grant Overlap, Virginia Barnes, Director of Blue Health Initiatives, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Mende Barnett, Director of Community Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health & Environment


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Wilder Collaboration Factors – Collaboration in Action, Carlie Houchen, MPH, Senior Analyst, Kansas Health Institute; Tatiana Lin, MA, Senior Analyst and Strategy Team Leader, Kansas Health Institute; and
Ty Kane, Coordinator, Center for Public Health Initiatives


Friday, April 30

BONUS WORKOUT SESSION
8:00 a.m. (or anytime!)

Strength Training with Drew Evans (26 min)

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

Double Up Food Bucks Heartland – An Introduction, Donna E. Field Martin, MPH, AICP, Project Director, Double Up Food Bucks Heartland; Simply Produce: A K-State Research and Extension Framework, JoEllyn Argabright, MS, FCS Specialist, K-State Research and Extension


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Technical Assistance Q&A*

Participants for this session were able to direct questions towards specific Technical Assistance organizations including the Kansas Health Institute, Public Health Law Center, Thrive Allen County, and the Community Engagement Institute.

*This session was not recorded due to copyright limitations.

If you have questions, please reach out to your TA providers.


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

Advancing Statewide Multimodal Commitments Through Transportation and Public Health Collaboration, Jennifer Kramer, MS, RD, State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Kansas Department of Transportation


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

Building Sustainable Social Service Networks in Northeast Kansas, Olivia Talman, Partnership Lead, Healthify and Janel Sia, Network Director, Healthify


GENERAL SESSION
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking for Progress*

This session was facilitated by the Community Engagement Institute.
*This session was not recorded due to copyright limitations.
If you have questions, please reach out to your TA providers.
CLOSING KEYNOTE
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Tackling the Continuum of Teen Vaping: Prevention, Intervention & Cessation Messages that Work, Krysten Isaac Peairs, BA, Group Management of Tobacco Control Programs, Rescue Agency and Allie Rubinoff, MPH, Account Director of Tobacco Control Programs, Rescue Agency

This session was not recorded due to copyright limitations.
If you have questions, please reach out to your TA providers.

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