+/- Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program
+/- Public Health Connections
Public Health Connections (PHC) is published monthly by the Local Health Section of the Bureau of Community Health Systems, Kansas Department of Health & Environment. The publication is distributed to all county health departments, school nurses, state health and community public health workforce who request the E–newsletter. To request to be on the PHC distribution list contact BCHS@kdheks.gov.
Articles, advertisements and/or upcoming training news can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by the 20th of the current month for next month’s edition of Public Health Connections.
+/- Rural Health Program
+/- Kansas Local Public Health Workforce Training Needs Assessment
The Kansas Local Health Department Workforce Training Needs Assessment was conducted in partnership with the Heartland Centers for Public Health and Community Capacity Development at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health in 2005. Click here to view a report of the findings.
In FY 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) established a national system of Centers for Public Health Preparedness. This national system is aimed at providing a continuum of accessible learning opportunities for frontline workers throughout their careers. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment KDHE) is partnered with the St. Louis University School of Public Health, Heartland Center for Public Health Workforce Preparedness, to develop new and innovative ways to address the training and professional development needs of the workforces in the states.
The next step in this process is an assessment of the Kansas local public health and environment workforce. A three part series of articles is being sent to Kansas local health departments over the next three months to educate the workforce on:
The information in these articles is to be read by all staff in the local health agency. The articles are being written to make the assessment, based on public health competencies, easier to understand. The assessment will take place later this fall.
Click here to read "Part One: Core Functions, Essential Services, and Core Competencies" (7/27/04)
Public Health Performance Standards Program:
Workforce and Policy Development:
+/- Preparedness Library
Preparedness has a library of materials available to local health departments, hospitals, emergency management personnel and first responders to serve as an information resource for helping meet emergency preparedness needs in Kansas.
Simply download our library index spreadsheet and search it. Then, contact us at 785-296-7100 and we will ship any library items that you check out via our contracted courier service or FedEx. All materials are due to be returned to BCHS within 30 calendar days of receipt.
Only emergency management personnel, health professionals and first responders (law enforcement, fire, EMS) may check out library materials. Please remember that if you check out library items, you are responsible for their timely return in good condition.
Please note that many library materials are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without permission from the author.
+/- Public Health Directory
+/- Underserved Areas Report
+/- KDHE Public Health Calls
+/- Public Health Connections H1N1–Edition