CEI’s Prevention Initiatives team hosts successful 2021 Kansas Prevention Conference

Community Engagement Institute’s (CEI) Prevention Initiatives team hosted the fourth annual Kansas Prevention Collaborative Conference on Oct. 21-22, where participants from across Kansas gathered virtually. This conference is supported by Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and the Kansas Prevention Collaborative.

Dr. Wanda Boone, founder of Together for Resilient Youth, opened the conference with a moving keynote on social determinants of health, and applying a resilience-based, equity informed lens to the prevention practice. Participants had the chance to attend six breakout sessions live during the two days and can return to the platform for the following year to watch all recorded sessions.

Jerry Moe, national director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center, gave a moving closing keynote on the unique perspective children have in the world of addiction and prevention. Moe also led a breakout session on his role as an advisor and consultant to Sesame Street on its Parental Addiction Initiative.

During the conference, 150 participants signed into the conference platform. This year’s conference had eight Gold sponsors, two Silver sponsors, five Bronze sponsors, and five exhibitors. The 2021 Kansas Prevention Collaborative Award Winners were recognized for their achievement on Oct. 21.

Visit KansasPreventionCollaborative.org/conference to view the conference brochure, 2021 sponsors, and 2021 KPC award winners.