Johnson County, KS, CHIP Planning

My firm was hired by Johnson County Department of Health and Environment in 2019 to help reframe the Community Health Improvement Planning process, a major component of public health accreditation requirements.

Topeka Bike Share Health Impact Assessment

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, in response to identified needs for improved infrastructure and creative access in the community of Topeka, Kansas, launched a bike share program as part of its City Bikeways Master Plan.

KCYA Student Health Program Evaluation

KCYA has been delivering arts education programing to schools in the Kansas City area for over 50 years. From 2012 to 2014 I worked with KCYA to evaluate their obesity prevention intervention in a high-needs school district.

Improving Communications and Customer Satisfaction through State Quality Improvement

With the increase in requirements related to quality improvement/quality assurance (QI/QA) with accrediting bodies, it is essential for everyone in the public health field to gain a working understanding of these approaches to analyzing and improving performance.

State Administration and Continuation of Federal Grant Awards

At the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, I led a team of 10 staff in the cooperative management and implementation of grants totaling more than $6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including leading the development of critical tools for accomplishing grant and statewide public health objectives.

National Public Health Presentations

I have been called upon for my professional leadership and subject matter expertise in the public health field to present in the areas of physical activity, community design and planning, health equity, nutrition, and health impact assessment at numerous state and national conferences.

BWKC Earn-a-Bike

BikeWalkKC Earn-a-Bike Evaluation

Earn-a-Bike is an after school program that teaches youth about bicycle safety and how to take care of a bike. At the end of the program, students who complete it receive a bike of their own. BWKC was funded for this project by the Aetna Foundation.

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Partnering for Healthy Communities: State Public Health and the YMCA

A partnership was initiated between a team at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and contacts at the Kansas State Alliance of YMCAs and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City to fill a gap in needed programming addressing heart disease in the state of Kansas.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Organizational Capacity Building

Ms. Hoppe identified and pursued multiple opportunities to increase organizational capacity for Community Integrated Health initiatives, including a Health Forward Foundation “Healthy Communities” grant to support the development of a worksite wellness program.