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Nominations Close August 1st, 2022

Award Winners will be notified prior to the KPC Conference and recognized during the conference.

KANSAS PREVENTION EDUCATION AWARD

The Kansas Prevention Education Award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to prevention education in Kansas. Nominees can be an individual, organization, school partner or school district.

The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of the educator or educational initiative which makes the nominee a best candidate for this Prevention Education Award and should include at a minimum: Describe how this individual/group has improved the social-emotional learning in their community. Describe the type of prevention education this individual or group has provided. Summarize any known outcomes or significant outputs of the prevention-related contribution.

KANSAS PREVENTION "SALLY ZELLERS" LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Kansas Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding service and accomplishment spanning a career in Prevention. Nominees can be current or previous prevention professionals who have dedicated no less than 15 years to prevention efforts in Kansas.

The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of the prevention professional, which makes the nominee a candidate for this Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award, and should include at a minimum: Describe how this individual has given their time and talent to Kansas prevention efforts. Describe how this individual has engaged new partners in prevention in their community or state. Describe how this person has mentored others and/or left a legacy of exemplary prevention expertise and support in Kansas.

Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award

The Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to their community prevention efforts. Nominees can be an individual who could be described as a prevention champion.

The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of the individual, which makes the nominee a candidate for this Prevention Community Leader Award, and should include at a minimum: Describe how this individual has shown leadership in their community prevention efforts. Describe how this individual leads in a way that results in others wanting to follow them. Describe how this individual has led the way for local community action and change. Describe how this individual has practiced in a way that is consistent with the factors described in the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Kansas Prevention Young Leader Award

The Kansas Young Leader Award recognizes those 22 years or younger who have shown outstanding leadership in prevention efforts in Kansas. Nominees can be an individual exemplifying young leader qualities in prevention efforts in Kansas.

The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of the individual, which makes the nominee a candidate for this Prevention Young Leader Award, and should include at a minimum: Describe how this individual has shown leadership in their community prevention efforts. Describe how this individual leads in a way that results in others wanting to follow them. Describe how this individual has led the way for local community action and change. Describe how this individual has encouraged young people to support culture change needed among other young people related to healthy behaviors.

Kansas Prevention Connected Community of the Year award

The Kansas Prevention Connected Community of the Year Award recognizes groups who have gone above and beyond in connecting their community in prevention efforts. Nominees can be communities, organizations, task forces, or coalitions in Kansas.

The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of the community, organization, or coalition, which makes the nominee a candidate for this Prevention Connected Community Award, and should include at a minimum: Describe how this group has made exceptional progress connecting their community in prevention efforts.  Describe how this group has increased their community readiness to change for the better. Describe how this group has increased their community capacity to change for the better. Describe how this group used their connections to others to build community resiliency, sustainability, and cultural competence.

Kansas partner in prevention award

The Kansas Partner in Prevention Award recognizes those who have made an outstanding partner for prevention efforts in their community. Nominees can be any organization, business, or any community sector entity.

The nomination must highlight the special or exceptional quality of the partner in prevention, which makes the nominee a candidate for this Partner in Prevention Award, and should include at a minimum: Describe how this partner in prevention has made exceptional progress for prevention in Kansas. Describe how this partner’s contributions may be unique and sets them apart from what may be considered common or typical prevention stakeholders. Describe the type of prevention support and resources this individual or group has provided. Summarize any known outcomes or significant outputs of the prevention-related contribution.

Previous Kansas Prevention Collaborative Award Winners

2021 

  • Kansas Prevention Education Award 
    Amber Zimmerman 

  • Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award 
    Benjamin Meier 

  • Kansas Prevention Connected Community of the Year Award 
    Safe Streets Wichita 

  • Kansas Prevention Youth Leadership Award 
    Russell Spurlin  

  • Kansas Partner in Prevention 
    Krista Machado 

  • Kansas Prevention “Sally Zellers” Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Michelle Voth 

2020

  • Kansas Prevention Education Award 
    Monica Kurz 

  • Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award 
    Marissa Woodmansee 

  • Kansas Prevention Connected Community of the Year Award 
    Central Kansas Partnership
    Woodson County Interagency 
    Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Boys and Girls Club
     

  • Kansas Prevention Youth Leadership Award 
    Ben Bollinger 

  • Kansas Partner in Prevention Award 
    Nancy White  

  • Kansas Prevention “Sally Zellers” Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Lisa Chaney 

2019

  • Kansas Prevention Education Award 
    STAND, Mirror Inc.  

  • Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award 
    Lorrie Kessler 

  • Kansas Prevention Connected Community of the Year Award 
    Rise Up Reno  

  • Kansas Prevention Youth Leadership Award 
    Savannah Hunsucker 

  • Kansas Partner in Prevention 
    Chad Childs  

  • Kansas Prevention “Sally Zellers” Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Mollie Thompson  

2018

  • Kansas Prevention Education Award 
    Holly Bowyer

  • Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award 
    Des Martens 

  • Kansas Prevention Connected Community of the Year Award 
    Sumner County Community Drug Action Team 

  • Kansas Prevention Youth Leadership Award 
    Eli Reddington 

  • Kansas Partner in Prevention 
    Pam Stevens 

  • Kansas Prevention “Sally Zellers” Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Max Wilson 

Contact
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For questions or information, please email Janell Stang at janell.stang@wichita.edu or call (316) 779-4014.