Video – County Health Rankings in a Changing Kansas

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May 30, 2019


Kansas Health Institute


Approximately 170 individuals participated in a symposium co-sponsored by the Kansas Health Institute and the Kansas Hospital Association on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, about the changing demographics in Kansas and the role the County Health Rankings can play as counties work to develop healthy and thriving communities, now and in the future.

A video of the symposium is below.

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  • Welcome (video time point at 0:00)
    Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., President and CEO, Kansas Health Institute
  • A Changing Kansas (video time point at 8:34)
    Charles Hunt, M.P.H., Senior Analyst, Kansas Health Institute
  • The State of Health in Kansas: Where We Live Matters (video time point at 26:43)
    Gianfranco Pezzino, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Fellow, Kansas Health Institute
  • What Do Rankings Mean? (video time point at 1:02:58)
    Facilitated Conversation
  • Whither Goes Kansas? (video time point at 1:12:26)
    Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors; Executive Director, National Association for Rural Mental Health; Adjunct Professor, Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University; and Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California
  • Panel Discussion (video time point at 2:15:24)
    • John Jacobson, M.H.A., CEO, Atchison Hospital
    • Jody Hoener, L.B.S.W., M.B.A., Economic Development Director, Bourbon County
    • Les Sperling, B.A., L.A.C., President and CEO, Recovery PRN, LLC
  • Bringing It Home (video time point at 2:59:01)
    • Facilitated Conversation
  • Closing Remarks (video time point at 3:07:08)
    • Thomas L. Bell, President and CEO, Kansas Hospital Association
    • Lee A. Norman, M.D., Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

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About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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