Register Now — Creating an Age-Friendly Kansas

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May 30, 2024

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Kansas Health Institute

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  • Name: Creating an Age-Friendly Kansas
  • Date/Time: 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Mode: Fully virtual

Please join us for a fully virtual event to launch the Age-Friendly Kansas initiative to support our growing aging population in Kansas. With this growth, public health professionals will play a crucial role. This event aims to serve as a launchpad for collaboration and shared intention among aging and public health professionals to maintain and improve the health, well-being, independence and quality of life of Kansans as they age. 

This event will introduce participants to the Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Initiative. Participants will also learn about the Age-Friendly Advisory Committee and the process to apply. This committee will assist with informing and developing the Age-Friendly Kansas Action Plan. This statewide plan aims to embed healthy aging practices and age-friendly principles throughout Kansas communities, public health systems and across multiple sectors. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to this vital discussion and be a part of shaping the future of healthy aging in Kansas.

Event details:

  • A presentation will be delivered by Megan Wolfe, J.D., Senior Policy Development Manager at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).
  • We will host a panel discussion with our state partners, including: 
    • David AndersonAging Services Commissioner, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services(KDADS)
    • Derik Flerlage, Co-Bureau Director of Family Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
    • Chrisy Khatib, Deputy Director of Adult Protective Services, Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF)
    • Lainey Faulkner, Director of the Bureau of Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
  • We will host a group discussion with KHI, panel participants and audience members to envision what a multi-sector age-friendly ecosystem might look like for Kansas. 

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Our Partners in this Work 

This work is facilitated by the Kansas Health Institute in partnership and collaboration with our state partners for the Age-Friendly Kansas initiative.

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This initiative is part of the Age-Friendly Public Health Systems (AFPHS) movement, in partnership with Trust for America’s Health and The John A. Hartford Foundation, along with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). The AFPHS movement aims to plug in the public health sector to strategically meet the needs of older adults in all settings, better maintaining their independence and quality of life and establishing healthy aging as a core public health service. 

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Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits for the following professionals will be offered as appropriate – physicians, APRNs, RNs and social workers. Other participants may request a certificate of attendance. Instructions to receive credit or a certificate will be provided at the event.

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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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