KSFHP Plans 2016 Activities

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Statewide Farmworker Health Program (KSFHP) held its yearly day-long strategic planning session on Tuesday, November 17, at the K-State Extension office in Wichita, KS.   Meeting time was used to review 2015’s progress towards meeting yearly goals and plan 2016 activities.  The meeting was attended by both staff and advisory council members.

Outgoing Advisory Council Chair Doris Tompkins was presented with a certificate of appreciation for her years of service to the program.  Doris will retire at the end of the year.

Kendra and Doris
Kendra and Doris

After an ice breaker, the business agenda topics included:

  • KSFHP Staff and Board Chair Transition
  • National Center for Farmworker Health Conference Review
  • Advisory Council Bylaws Discussion
  • KSFHP Quality Assurance / Quality Improvements updates on:
    • Performance Improvement Plan
    • Focus Group Report
    • Provider Satisfaction survey
    • Chart Audits Report
    • Peer Review Report
    • Utilization Review Report
    • 2014 Health Survey Report
  • 2015 Strategic Work Plan Review
  • 2016 Strategic Work Plan Discussion
  • Closing and Next Steps

A draft of the 2016 Work Plan will be presented to the Advisory Council prior to their December 14, 2015, tele-conference.

Pictured below is the KSFHP administrative and program staff:

L to R: Diana, Pat, Teri, Heather, Rico, Kendra, Mario, Mary Helen, Tina, Jessica, Diana
L to R: Diana, Pat, Teri, Heather, Rico, Kendra, Mario, Mary, Helen, Tina, Jessica, Diana

This is a picture of the Advisory Council members in attendance:

L to R: Margaritha, Lotti, Rachel, Harold, Vada, Marci, Doris, Jenny, and Chelsea.
L to R: Margareth, Lotti, Rachel, Harold, Vada, Marcy, Doris, Jenny, and Chelsea.

Heather’s ice breaker turned out to be a puzzle which showed how each individual piece (representing a person) makes the program complete:

Ice Breaker Puzzle

Work session photos:

Staff & Board 2


Mario, Diana, and HaroldMary, Rico, and Heather

More information about the KSFHP can be found on this site.

~Jenny Tavares, Kansas Monitor Advocate