2022 Annual Conference

Community Care Network of Kansas

2022 Annual Conference

October 5-7 | Manhattan, KS

The 2022 Logo for the Community Care Network of Kansas Annual Conference

The 2022 Community Care Network of Kansas Annual Conference is set to be an exciting gathering with members, partners, friends, and colleagues reconnecting in-person for the first time in over 2 years! Record turnout is expected, and the lineup of sessions, speakers, and activities will make this year’s conference an event to be remembered.


Power of the Past,

This year’s theme — Power of the Past, Force of the Future — reflects the longtime commitment and growth of community clinics in providing high-quality, integrated health care across the state of Kansas, and to the future of further expanding access to care as a provider of choice. The network of community clinics is a force in tackling today’s toughest challenges in community health care head on, by specializing in reducing barriers to care and offering integrated care, particularly for people living in poverty or areas where access to health care services is limited.

This year’s annual conference keynote and general sessions will fall under our theme of Power of the Past, Force of the Future, with an umbrella approach to health equity. Invited speakers will focus their sessions on themes of:

  • Post-pandemic Resiliency
  • Special Populations
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
  • Workforce Development
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • …and much more!


Keynote speakers

Jamie Utt-Schumacher

Keynote Speaker

General Session: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Born and raised in Western Colorado, Jamie Utt has had a commitment to truth seeking and justice from an early age. He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College where he dedicated his studies to conflict resolution and Middle Eastern Peace Studies.

Education, though, has always been his passion. After Earlham, Jamie taught social studies on Chicago’s west side. Now Jamie is pursuing his Ph.D. in Education at the University of Arizona where he studies the intersections of race and schooling.

Jamie’s consulting and training offers educators and students tools for transforming educational environments realize equity and justice in our school communities.

Since 2004, Jamie has worked as a consultant, educator, and trainer across the United States to build safer, more inclusive, and more justice-centered communities. One of the most dynamic new voices for change and inclusion today, his workshops and presentations have empowered thousands to take personal accountability for making this world a better place.

As the Founder and Director of Education at CivilSchools: Building Bullying-Free Culture, Jamie has designed a comprehensive, research-based program for actually preventing and responding to bullying and for creating truly inclusive environments in 6-12 schools.  CivilSchools is currently being implemented in schools all around the United States to empower every member of school communities with the tools necessary to build positive school culture where bullying no longer takes place.

Mollie is Executive Director of The Family Van and Mobile Health Map and Lecturer of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

The Family Van is a mobile clinic that provides preventive health care and education in underserved Boston neighborhoods. She also leads the organization’s efforts to strengthen the mobile health sector nationally through the website mobilehealthmap.org.

Previously, Mollie was a Senior Director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she led a special initiative to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care in the southern United States.

Mollie uses her extensive experience in public health leadership, community engagement, organizational development, and fundraising to increase access to care in Boston through her work with The Family Van and to strengthen the mobile health care sector across the United States through Mobile Health Map.

Mollie holds an MPH from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a DrPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mollie Williams, DrPH, MPH

General Session Speaker

Mobile Clinics

Anthony Blanco

Closing Keynote Speaker

Employee Burnout

Anthony has been coaching people and professional services for more than 22 years. He finds personal satisfaction in helping business owners, leaders, and teams find their significance, freedom, and create an impact. His passion is engaging people in their vision for their life and business and helping them pursue that vision.

Anthony helps business owners and leadership teams dream big and set achievable goals, while equipping them with tools to accomplish those goals.  He is a lifelong learner who loves to teach. He is a triathlete, and was awarded Global Coach of the Year twice in the past four years out of 1000+ coaches in 76 countries.

Personally, Anthony and his wife, Evie, own a business in Topeka KS called SoulFire Nutrition where they serve the community with a healthy alternative to fast foods offering healthy smoothies and nutrition coaching. Anthony has 3 kids Aidan 18, Emme 15 and Madi 15…YES TWIN GIRLS!


Conference Agenda

This year’s conference is packed full of amazing speakers, helpful resources, important updates, and fun gatherings. The Board of Directors Meeting is Tuesday, October 4, from 5 PM – 8 PM. All Pre-Conference & Conference sessions are listed below.

Please note that the agenda is subject to change as we continue to gather information and work to accommodate schedules.

Location & Accommodations

Conference Location

The annual conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Manhattan Kansas, October 5-7. The hotel and connected conference center are located directly in downtown Manhattan with restaurants and activities all within walking-distance. The conference will feature keynote presenters in the main hall, exhibitor booths, breakout rooms, amenities, entertainment, and lots of opportunities to connect and network. More details coming soon — stay tuned for more!

Conference room rates of $113/night + tax is available for booking until 9/9/2022. Mention the 2022 Community Care Network of Kansas Conference to receive the discounted rate.

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn
410 S 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

For hotel reservations, call 785-532-9116

Register To Attend The Conference

Conference Rates

Register yourself or your team today to secure your spot at the Annual Community Care Conference. All conference rates are listed below. If you have questions, please contact Kari Parker at kparker@communitycareks.org.

Special Thanks To This Year's Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Sunflower Health Plan Logo

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Forvis Logo in red
Health Forward Foundation Logo

Silver Sponsors

CKF Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor Today!

The Annual Community Care Network of Kansas Conference offers a range of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities to increase the visibility of your brand and network with the leaders of health care in Kansas. Our partnerships allow us to deliver the highest quality conference for our network of members, partners, and friends.

Community Care Network of Kansas recognizes the importance of connecting key industry leaders and representatives who can share program, product and service information with our members from across the state of Kansas. It is an opportunity to connect and share platforms that support the comprehensive care that is occurring across the state.  

Healthcare professionals from around Kansas will attend the conference to learn, interact, network and address today’s toughest challenges in community health care. You will have the opportunity to share your message and products with all corners of the Kansas market.

Sponsor Benefits & Details

Your sponsorship provides important support for Community Care’s Annual Conference and ultimately helps strengthen the network. With your sponsorship, we can collectively demonstrate the power that comes from combining resources to offer a dynamic lineup of keynote and general session speakers.

All Sponsors Will Receive:

  • Logo on Community Care website event page (if committed by August 31)
  • Sponsor recognition in the conference registration brochure (if committed by June 1)
  • Sponsor ad in conference program (if committed by July 31)
  • Recognition on event signage at conference
  • Networking Happy Hour from 6-8 PM on October 6 with complimentary admission according to sponsorship levels:
    • Platinum 3 individuals
    • Diamond 2 individuals
    • Gold 1 individual
 PlatinumDiamondGoldSilver Bronze


 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000  $2,500  $1,250
Brand logo on the conference webpage (if committed by August 31)XXXXX

Social Media

Mentions on Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) before and during the conferenceXXXXX

Conference Benefits

Complimentary conference registrations according to sponsor level321  
Complimentary exhibit boothXXX  
Ad in Conference ProgramFull page3/4 pageHalf pageQuarter page1/8th  page
Verbal recognition during conference kickoff and closingXX   
Verbal recognition during conference and closingXXXXX
Sponsor of Exhibitor Reception (Oct. 5)XX   
Sponsor of Networking Happy Hour (Oct. 6)XX   
Sponsor of a general sessionXXX  
Sponsor of a breakout session  XX 
Sponsor a break  XX 
Recognition on event signageXXXXX
Inclusion of 1-page flyer in the welcome gift bag given at registrationXXXXX
Inclusion of 1 promotional item in the welcome gift bag at registrationXXX  

Post Conference Benefits

Thank you social media postXXXXX

For more details, download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus Guide.

Exhibitor Benefits & Details

Becoming an exhibitor is a great way to interact with conference attendees directly to share your services and offerings. All exhibitor booths are highly visible and designed to create the highest opportunities for engagement and impact. As well, exhibitors have the opportunity to connect with attendees through exhibitor-focused events like the Exhibitor Reception, Networking Happy Hour, and attendee incentives for visiting exhibitor booths.

All Exhibitors Will Receive:

  • One six-foot clothed and skirted table
  • Copy of conference registrants emailed September 23 for Exhibitors who have registered before September 1
  • Exhibitor reception from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on October 5 complimentary for up to 2 representatives
  • Networking Happy Hour from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on October 6 complimentary for up to 2 representatives
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and breaks for up to 2 registered exhibitors


  • Non-Profit Organizations $500
  • For-Profit Organizations $650
  • Electricity $50

For more details, download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus Guide.

About Community Care Network of Kansas

Community Care Network of Kansas is comprised of community care clinics with a common goal of providing high-quality health care that is accessible to all Kansans. Since 1989, our membership has collaborated to help educate lawmakers on healthcare and health policy issues, advocated for funding, and promoted the availability of services statewide. As the federally designated Primary Care Association (PCA) for Kansas, we represent 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or Look-Alikes, as well as 15 primary medical and dental clinics. Our member clinics have grown into a strong network of health care providers across the state. They are more than just a “safety net” for the underserved – they are providers of choice. They are community clinics.

Counties highlighted yellow indicate counties in Kansas where Community Care member Federally Qualified Health Centers, Look-A-Likes, and community clinics are located.

2022 Annual Conference

October 5-7, 2022


Questions? Please contact Kari Parker, Resource and Training Specialist, at kparker@communitycareks.org or 785-861-7854.

The 2022 Logo for the Community Care Network of Kansas Annual Conference