The 2018 Kansas Governor’s Public Health Conference will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers on topics including the future of public health, addressing the social determinants of health, strategies for professional and personal well-being, and a public health approach for impacting substance abuse. In addition, a wide selection of breakout sessions tailored to meet the changing needs of the populations served through public health programs and initiatives will be offered. The Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and MCH Home Visiting sessions will address safety for mothers, children, and public health workers; adolescent engagement; the impact of trauma on youth; cultural sensitivity; KanBeHealthy skill building; neonatal abstinence syndrome; and more. The Public Health sessions will include topics such as the opioid epidemic; quality improvement; motivational leadership; best practices for disaster exercises; notable outbreaks; financial planning and management; and more. The conference will also include two café sessions that offer participants an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on a range of topics including healthy workplaces, disease surveillance, motivational interviewing, injury prevention, syndromic surveillance, and more.
The conference will be held at the:
9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive
Wichita, KS 67207
Monte Selby: Creating a Best Day Ever
Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz: Building Resilient Communities Through Poverty Resolution
Karen DeSalvo: Public Health 3.0: Partnerships for Advancing the Public’s Health
Marvin D. Seppala: Substance Use Disorders: A Perspective for Change