2021 Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference
March 30 - April 1, 2021
Registration for the 2021 Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference is now open.
Dr. Lee Norman
Lee A. Norman, MD, is the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), appointed by Governor Laura Kelly. KDHE has three divisions, including Health, Environment and Healthcare Finance, which includes the Medicaid program (KanCare) and the State Employee Health Plan.
Craig Scott is a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting. He witnessed the most intense scene: the library where 10 students were killed. Craig watched as two friends were killed on either side of him. In a short time gap when the shooters left the library, Craig led a group of students out. The next morning, he would learn that his sister, Rachel Joy Scott, was the first to be killed in the attack.
Since then, Craig has dedicated his life to making a difference in schools, sharing his and his sister’s stories. Speaking on a number of issues, the biggest lesson the shooting taught him was the value of human life. Craig has been a consistent voice in the media following incidents of school violence and helped found an organization dedicated to strengthening the culture of schools and communities. Come hear his compelling and inspirational message!
Dr. Vincent Covello
Dr. Vincent Covello, a world authority on risk and crisis communication, is the founder
and director of the Center for Risk Communication in New York City. He has worked
as a researcher, teacher and consultant, advising more than 500 government agencies
on high-concern risk and crisis situations, including the recent Zika virus outbreak.
Covello has published over 150 scientific, peer-reviewed articles and 25 books on risk and crisis communication. This keynote will focus on communication lessons learned from actual public health crises and emergencies and will emphasize the importance of anticipation, message mapping and practice.
Dr. Brian Castrucci
Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA, is the president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. He has built the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice.
The workforce is a key – but often overlooked – component of governmental public health’s
capacity to address evolving public health needs. New initiatives and funding designed
to impact the nation’s public health outcomes often fail to include critical investments
in our most valuable asset – the people with their boots on the ground.
In addition to the workforce, governmental public health’s operations must evolve to increase efficiency and effectiveness. This session will identify several key strategies to ensure governmental public health continues to lead health improvement in the nation. Attendees will leave with practical actions and advice to help them begin the necessary work of ensuring that governmental public health is well-prepared for present and future health challenges.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Participate in this year's Kansas Governor's Health Conference! Featuring virtual exhibits and packet inserts!
Virutal DAISEY/IRIS Training
Do you have questions about DAISEY or IRIS? Would you like some one-on-one technical assistance or training on DAISEY or IRIS? Members of the DAISEY and IRIS team will be available during the 2021 Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference to meet with users one-on-one and provide technical support and training. Please sign up for one or more 15-minute sessions using the links provided below - we look forward to meeting you!
Registration Questions & More Information
For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact the WSU Conference Office.
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