For Immediate Release
September 29, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: KPHA to honor Bremby and Morrissey

September 30, 1:40 p.m. at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Secretary Roderick Bremby and Division of Health Deputy Director Richard Morrissey, will be recognized by the Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) for their contributions to public health at the 67th annual KPHA conference. The KPHA conference will be held September 29-30.

Secretary Bremby will receive the KPHA President’s Award later in the day at 1:40 p.m. in the Sunflower Ballroom. The President’s Award is selected at the discretion of the Association’s president to acknowledge significant accomplishments toward improving the public’s health in Kansas.  Morrissey will also be presented with the Samuel J. Crumbine Medal at that time.  The medal is in honor of meritorious services and dedication to improving the health of Kansans. 

KPHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the state, representing more than 800 members from over 50 occupations/organizations.  KPHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers and other health professionals in a unique, multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study and action.  For more information, visit