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Health and Human Sciences and Research and Extension faculty-led team chosen for national leadership academy

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A team of Kansas health leaders known as the Kansas Community Health Work Partnership, or KCHWP, has been selected for the 2021 cohort of the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, or NLAPH.  The competitive selection will result in the team having a year-long experience with national health leaders, coaching, leadership assessment, and planning which culminate in an impactful community health project implemented within Kansas.

The KCHWP team is coordinated by Elaine Johannes, Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor in Community Health, and comprised of:  Alissa Rankin, MPH, project manager, KS Community Health Worker Coalition, Wichita State University; Barbara Wiman, RN, BSN, owner, B.E. Education Group, LLC , Kansas City; Matt Thibault, project director, Health ICT and Kansas Business Group on Health, Wichita; Diana Lady, community health worker and health promoter, Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program, KS Dept of Health and Environment;  Sandy Procter, Assistant Professor, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health and Extension Specialist, K-State Research & Extension; and Elaine Johannes, associate professor, Department of Applied Human Sciences and Extension Specialist, K-State Research & Extension .

Since 2011, the NLAPH has trained multi-sector teams from across the country to advance their leadership skills and achieve health equity in their communities. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the one-year program uses an experiential learning process to transform communities into healthier environments. Team members identify their leadership capabilities and scale them up to support conditions for well-being that improve the health of people in Kansas.

For more information, contact Elaine Johannes, ejohannes@k-state.edu.

This article was posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News, Faculty Research, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.