Thursday, September 26 - 3:45 p.m.

Rex Archer

Public Health and Community Organizing:
The Evolution of Public Health Practice in the 21st Century

Image Presentation Slides (PDF: 1.28MB / 48 slides)


Rex Archer will share the Kansas City Health Department's response to community dissatisfaction with the limitations of current public health interventions. This department's novel approach to creating community partnerships for health has led to innovative health improvement strategies, and created numerous allies who understand and value the role of governmental public health. Rex is a national public health leader who is firmly grounded in the realities of operating a local public health department—expect to be challenged and to leave with concrete ideas to bring back to your own setting. The Kansas City Health Department became nationally accredited by PHAB in August 2013.

About Rex

ImageDr. Rex Archer is the Director of the Kansas City Health Department in Kansas City, Missouri. Rex plays a part in health care throughout Kansas City and the country. He has been an advocate for smoke-free workplaces, and his work has led to legislation in Missouri and beyond. He is dedicated to preventing the need for health care. In his role as Kansas City's Director of Health, Archer studies risk factors that place people in the health system. He is a past president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and is currently a member of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). In January 2013, Rex participated in PHAB's Health Equity Think Tank, which discussed best practices in health equity for public health. The Kansas City Health Department became nationally accredited by PHAB in August 2013.

2013 General Sessions

Thursday-
Friday
Shawna Suckow
Creating Community at the Conference and Afterward
Thursday
8:40 a.m.
Minnesota State Agency Panel
Health in All Policies: How State Agencies are
Creating Opportunities for Health
Thursday
3:45 p.m.
Rex Archer
Public Health and Community Organizing:
The Evolution of Public Health Practice in the 21st Century
Friday
11:00 a.m.
Syl Jones
Telling the Truth about Trauma