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First 1,000 Days Kansas Summit

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for the Summit in Topeka

Kansas Health Institute
212 SW 8th Ave #300
Topeka, KS 66603

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8:30 a.m.Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m.Welcome - Why the First 1,000 Days?, Tatiana Lin, Kansas Health Institute
9:15 a.m.Momnibus Acts: Built for Moms & Babies, Senator Kristen O’Shea; Tina Sherman, MomsRising; Heather Thompson, Elephant Circle
10:30 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.Birth Equity: What is it and why matters, Sapphire Garcia-Lies, , Kansas Birth Justice Collective; Dr. Sharla Smith, Kansas Birth Equity Network
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Networking
12:15 p.m. Donor Human Milk: Equitable Access in Kansas, Becky Mannel, Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank; Michelle Finn, University of Kansas Hospital
1:15 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Paid Family & Medical Leave, Vasu Reddy, National Partnership for Women & Families; Lars Negstad, ISAIAH; Jacob Wayman, Orangetheory Fitness Franchisee
2:30 p.m. Break & light snacks
2:45 p.m. Early Childhood in Kansas, Elliot Regenstein, Foresight Law + Policy; Melissa Rooker, Kansas Children’s Cabinet
3:45 p.m. Maternal Mortality Review Committees, Tina Sherman, MomsRising; Dr. Jessie Piper, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
4:45 p.m. Closing - Tatiana Lin, Kansas Health Institute


Hotel Information:

A special group rate of $139 per night is available at Cyrus Hotel, 920 South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612

Book your group rate for the First 1,000 Days Kansas Summit

Deadline to book: December 28, 2023  


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January 29
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Kansas Health Institute
212 SW Eighth Ave
Topeka, KS 66603 United States
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