Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education Summit

August 30


Vaping for Education

Please join us for the Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education Summit!

When: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, Aug. 30

Where: Zoom virtual meeting – link will be sent once registered.

Join us for an exciting summit to kickstart a new session of a multi-year initiative tackling vaping in Kansas middle and high schools. The Vaping ECHO for Education Pilot aims to create a healthier, vape-free future for Kansas youth. This event brings educators, parents, community members and youth advocates together to support students who use e-cigarettes on their journey toward cessation. The summit will feature discussions and presentations by leading experts, offering valuable opportunities to share diverse approaches. Register now to be part of this important movement toward a healthier future for Kansas youth!

Register Here.

To learn more about the pilot, visit Vaping-ECHO-for-Education.

Keynote Speaker

Brenna VanFrank, M.D., M.S.P.H., is the senior medical officer in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she serves as a scientific and medical consultant for OSH programs, communications and projects. Dr. VanFrank joined CDC in 2014, and is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine.

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Panel Discussion: JumpStart Your Stop Vaping Initiative


  • Jody Hoener, President and CEO, The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team
  • Kirbie Nutt, Assistant Administrator, Northeast High School
  • Amanda Olinger, D.O., M.A., F.A.A.P., Pediatric Hospitalist, University of Kansas Health System
  • Tony Woollen, School Resource Officer, Shawnee Mission School District

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Continuing Education Credits

APRN/RN: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 3.0 contact hours applicable for APRN and RN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0056-0749. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, Coordinator.​

Physicians: The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.​

The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.​

Social Workers: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board presents this offering for a maximum of 2.5 hours credit applicable for relicensure of LASWs, LBSWs, LMSWs and LSCSWs. Kansas Provider Number 12-002. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, coordinator.​

Attendance requirement: Participants must attend the entire event to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.​

Certificates of attendance are available to other participants upon completion of documentation of attendance and evaluation as noted above.

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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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