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Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub

Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI), functioning as your Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub, is one of 10 regional technical assistance (TA) centers offering dedicated support to Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) recipients. Working under the leadership of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), our goal is to work with you to strengthen public health infrastructure. KHI serves HHS Region 7, which includes Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

Services

We are committed to serving as your go-to TA Provider in response to requests made through the PHIVE system, with services that include:

  • One-on-one coaching and guidance
  • Model materials and templates
  • Sharing or developing tools and toolkits
  • Co-development of trainings and webinars
  • Assessment and analysis of existing resources and processes
  • Connections to peer networks
Please submit official technical assistance requests through the Public Health Infrastructure Virtual Engagement (PHIVE) platform, using the button below. KHI can help you frame your technical assistance request before submitting it to the PHIVE system. If you want to work with KHI on formulating your PHIVE technical assistance request, please contact us.
 
 
 
Select this button to request technical assistance.

We Can Help With

  • Workforce development and training

  • Strategic planning and change management

  • Policy analysis and development

  • Community health assessment and improvement

  • Community and stakeholder engagement

  • Strategic communication

Contact us if you have questions about other services.

Featured Staff

 
 

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Ithar Hassaballa, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Co-director of the Region 7 Innovation Hub and primary contact for the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department, Douglas County, Nebraska, County Health Department, and the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.

Learn more about Ithar.

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Kevin Kovach, Dr.P.H., M.Sc.

Co-director of the Region 7 Innovation Hub and primary contact for the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Learn more about Kevin.

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Shelby C. Rowell

Provides research and technical support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.

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Wyatt J. Beckman, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Provides research and technical support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.

Learn more about Wyatt.

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Tatiana Y. Lin, M.A.

Provides research and technical support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.

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Samiyah Para-Cremer Moore, M.Sc.

Provides research and technical support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.

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Sheena L. Schmidt, M.P.P. 

Provides research and technical support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.

Learn more about Sheena.

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Theresa Freed, M.A.

Provides communication expertise and support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.

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Kari M. Bruffett

Kari M. Bruffett

President and CEO of KHI. Provides strategic support for the Region 7 Public Health Innovation Hub.  

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Partners

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