Event Recap: Understanding Youth Data Collection in Kansas – A Collaborative Stakeholder Convening

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Dec 12, 2023


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On Tuesday, Dec. 12, KHI hosted an event focused on understanding surveys administered to students in Kansas schools. The convening brought together diverse individuals to learn and engage in dynamic conversations with experts, stakeholders and policymakers about youth-related data collection in Kansas, the policies that shape data collection and the real-world applications of youth data on program development.

The event included panel and roundtable discussions. Brandon Skidmore, Vice President of Health Systems, Sunflower Foundation, provided closing remarks.

Panelists included:

      • Steve Corbett, M.A., Ph.D., Senior Epidemiologist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
      • Babalola Faseru, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Professor of Population Health, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Kansas Medical Center
      • Monica Kurz, M.S.W., Vice President of Policy & Prevention, HeadQuarters KS
      • Chrissy Mayer, Chief Community-Based Services Officer, DCCCA
      • Andy Brown, M.S.W., Deputy Secretary for Programs, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
      • Melanie Jack, Assistant Attorney General, Kansas Attorney General’s Office
      • Kent Reed, M.Ed., School Climate and Wellness Program Manager, Kansas State Department of Education
      • Angie Stallbaumer, J.D., Deputy Director and General Counsel, Kansas Association of School Boards

A recording of the session is posted below. 

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