For Immediate Release
April 26, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2007 Governor’s Public Health Conference
April 30 – May 2 in Hutchinson

The 2007 Governor’s Public Health Conference will be held April 30 through May 2 at the Grand Prairie Hotel & Convention Center, 1400 N. Lorraine St., Hutchinson . The theme of this year’s conference is “New Frontiers in Public Health.” Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

Roderick L. Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), is scheduled to give the opening address at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, April 30. At 10:45 a.m., Dr. Howard Rodenberg and members of a panel will provide updates for meeting the goals of Healthy Kansans 2010. Dr. Rodenberg is the director of the KDHE Division of Health and the State Health Officer for Kansas. Healthy Kansans 2010 is the definitive set of priorities identified by health officials for improving the health of Kansans.

Conference sponsors include KDHE, the Kansas Public Health Association, the Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness and the Heartland Center for Public Health Education and Training.