Community Health Promotion

Community Health Promotion (CHP) works to improve Kansans’ health and wellness by creating tobacco free environments and promoting tobacco prevention and treatment, healthy food access and active living.  


CHP houses two primary program areas:

  1. Tobacco Use Prevention
  2. Physical Activity & Nutrition

Tobacco Use Prevention Program

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the nation. The Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) provides resources and assistance to state and local partners for development, enhancement and evaluation of state and local initiatives to prevent death and disease from tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. 

TUPP focuses on four priority areas: 1) Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people, 2) Promoting quitting among tobacco users of all ages, 3) Eliminating nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke, and 4) Identifying and eliminating disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups. 

In addition, TUPP manages the statewide Kansas Tobacco Quitline, a free resource that provides services and support to Kansans trying to quit tobacco products. The Quitline offers 24/7 counseling services and specialized support to youth, those with behavioral health conditions, pregnant women and American Indians.  

TUPP is also home to Resist, a youth led tobacco prevention initiative that empowers youth to stand up against the tobacco industry and prevent youth tobacco initiation.

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The CHP team is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Kansans, through partnerships, addressing health inequities, and focusing on social determinants of health. While there is still a lot of work to be done, some of the most recent accomplishments include:  

  • Passing of local level policies to prevent tobacco use 
  • Improved access to healthy food 
  • Providing resources to underserved and high need populations to promote tobacco treatment