The KPHA Annual Meeting will be held on November 19th from 8:00-9:30a.m. and will feature a special guest keynote speaker and an announcement of the KPHA Annual Award Winners.

KPHA Annual Awards

Awards Categories

  • Samuel J. Crumbine Medal, KPHA's highest award, is given for meritorious service and state, regional, or national recognition related to the improvement of the health of Kansans and/or the environment of the state. Recipients of other KPHA awards may receive this award. a KPHA Samuel J. Crumbine Award Winners.docx                                                                                         
  • Special Service Awards are for individuals who have rendered outstanding service to Kansas in the interest of public health and/or environmental improvement. Two special service awards may be given annually, one of which may be to a non-member of KPHA.                          
  • Dorothy Woodin Award is bestowed on a public health nurse for outstanding public health nursing services.                                                                                                     
  • Jane Addams Award is for a social worker who exemplifies the qualities of Jane Addams, including a pioneering spirit, a trailblazer, and one striving to improve the health of the poor and the sanitary conditions of communities.                                               
  • Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award is given for outstanding service in public promotion of health and/or environmental issues.                                                            
  • Corporate Public Health Service Award may be presented annually to a company or organization which, through public policy activities, makes a significant contribution to the mission of public health and/or environmental improvement in Kansas.                                                                                   
  • Public Health Policy Maker(s) of the Year may be awarded annually to local, state, or federal lawmakers who are public health champions. Considerations should include legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by the lawmaker, any leadership provided in protecting public health programs and funding, policy initiatives designed to protect the public’s health and any other examples of leadership that cannot necessarily be captured in a legislator’s voting record.      
  • President's Award is awarded at the discretion of the association's president to acknowledge special accomplishments of an individual or organization towards improving the public's health in Kansas.   

KPHA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary!

Created by Dr. Samuel Crumbine in 1920, KPHA is the oldest and largest public health organization in Kansas. 

KPHA brings together individuals and organizations from all across the state for public health

KPHA mission:
 "Promoting and Improving Population Health in Kansas"

2019 KPHA Conference: Be The Bridge-Connecting the Healthiest System

The Kansas Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public's health and a member of community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at


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