upcoming events:

November 2021

November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public awareness campaign designed to “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth that too often remain invisible.


The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday ofNovember (November 18), challenging smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. If you or a loved one smokes cigarettes, consider joining the movement, and take the first step toward quitting cigarettes forever!.


December 2021

Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of total traffic deaths. LEARN MORE

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. LEARN MORE


December 9-10, 2021

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM both days

Kansas Prevention Ethics Registration

January 2022

Plan to attend the 4th Annual Kansas Prevention Advocacy Event – Hybrid Edition – scheduled January 24th – 26th.

Our theme is, “Connect the Dots – Bringing Together Strengths and Strategies for Better Outcomes”.

Why join us?
• Connect for FREE! There is no cost with registration.
• Connect with other Kansas prevention professionals and legislators. There will be advocacy opportunities, peer meet ups and prevention presentations to highlight our strengths and effective strategies.
• Connect from anywhere at anytime! Monday and Tuesday will be on a virtual platform.
• Connect at the Capitol!

On Wednesday we will meet in-person in Topeka to celebrate prevention and the upcoming Kansas’ Day. (we will watch the COVID news and adjust if necessary) Not convinced yet, or have questions?
Email us at KPCTeams@wichita.edu with your questions.
Ready to sign up?



February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).  This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well.  Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships. 


Love is Respect: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Youth.gov: Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Read more about its history.

Check out SAMHSA’s resources including data, reports and issue briefs concern behavior health equity and prevention efforts for black Americans. 

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.

CDC Heart Disease Toolkit