Dr. Tiffany Anderson to Present at Governor's Public Health Conference
Dr. Tiffany Anderson, superintendent of Topeka Public Schools (TPS) will be addressing public health officials across Kansas again this year at the Governor's Public Health conference in Wichita. This year, Dr. Anderson's message will focus on understanding the needs of students and leading the development of trauma informed strategies in Topeka. The conference is being held April 3-
at the Marriot Hotel in Wichita. Dr. Anderson will present on
Wednesday, April 4th at 5 p.m.
The conference will focus on all aspects of public health including the mental and physical health of youth. The attendees at the conference have viewed
and are examining their own communities, learning about challenges faced by students. The successful initiatives in Topeka have been highlighted as a Blueprint for Change allowing the implemented strategies and lessons learned from students during the TV series to be shared as part of the keynote. Along with the takeaways from the show, highlights of the district's equity work will be shared. Topeka Public Schools recently won a first place national
for the equity work the district has focused on.
Topeka Public Schools has continued to focus on ways to address mental health needs in schools. Over the last two years, the district has placed a priority on adding counselors and on becoming a trauma informed school district with pilot projects across the district.
"Education is one of the most important factors in public health," said Dr. Tiffany Anderson, superintendent. "Schools are charged with addressing the mental, physical and emotional health of students impacted by issues faced within a student's home and community. This makes the positive ongoing collaboration between public health officials across Kansas through the conference vital as communities work together to share resources."