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Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators

The Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators is a group of health care communications professionals dedicated to improving communication with our communities, health care employees, physicians, media and more. KAHCC provides the following benefits for new and experienced communication professionals: two educational seminars; networking with peers; and membership directory; and online list serve.

Membership in KAHCC

For minimal dues, membership in KAHCC provides many benefits for the new and the experienced communication professional:

  • Two seminars are offered each year, one in the spring, and one in conjunction with the Kansas Hospital Association convention in September;
  • Networking opportunities with peers across the state through events and online collaboration;
  • Informative webinars; and
  • KAHCC Website at www.kahcc.org.

KAHCC Offers Three Levels of Membership

  • ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP ($40 per year): Employees of Kansas health care organizations who are responsible for developing, administering and implementing public relations/communications/marketing programs.
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP ($50 per year): Individuals who work as consultants, employees or agency representatives for businesses that serve health care organizations.
  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ($5 per year): Individuals actively pursuing a degree in public relations, communications, marketing, etc.

KAHCC membership runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. If you have questions regarding KAHCC, contact: 2016 KAHCC President Cyril Russell at (620) 241-2251, ext. 136; or contact KHA Liaison Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436.

KAHCC Mission Statement

The Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators (KAHCC), an allied organization of the Kansas Hospital Association, is a voluntary, non-profit organization, which exists to encourage the highest standards of practice in health care communications. The Association's mission can best be accomplished by providing professional leadership, educational opportunities and the exchange of information concerning matters of communications policies, practices and procedures.

Register for the KAHCC Spring Conference

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The Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators invites Kansas hospital and health care communications professionals to attend the KAHCC Spring Conference April 14-15 at The Oread Hotel in Lawrence. The Emerald Awards Banquet and social time will be on Thursday evening, April 14. Educational content will be on Friday, April 15. Participate in one event or both. We have great educational opportunities planned and hope you can join us!

KAHCC understands that budgetary restraints sometimes keep our members from attending conferences, so they are offering up to two $250 scholarships. If you would not otherwise be able to join us in April, we encourage you to complete an application.

Registration brochure now available. We are confident this will be a rewarding and worthwhile awards event and educational time, so we encourage your participation. We look forward to seeing you there!

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For more information regarding this meeting, contact Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436
For more information on this program, contact Susan Cunningham at scunningham@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information on the KHA Board Meeting, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436 or afluke@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.