Other Legislative Priorities Workforce development, staffing and training as a profession. Diminishing environmental, mental and oral health. Lack of the ability to provide services even though they are mandated. Advocacy for car seats for KDOT for at-risk children. Recognizing individuals with disabilities as having health disparities and addressing this need.
Main Reason for Not Attending Annual Meeting Funding/budget cuts Time Conflicting meetings Student and cannot miss classes Sessions do not fit with job duties
Networking Activities Members Found Helpful Time with others in the field Educational conferences Time with exhibitors Newsletters and email updates Advocacy and legislative updates Participating on the Board of Directors
Networking Activities Members Would Like More Of Webinars Membership meet-ups or gathers based on public health interests Sharing success stories/research from rural health departments More social media contact Short-term task forces within KPHA Member forum Out reach to those who do not work in public health but are interested in the field