For Immediate Release
November 20, 2019
Kate Flavin


In Honor of National Public Health Thank You Day, Sedgwick County Health Department Bestows Awards

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – This year, for National Public Health Thank You Day (NPHTYD), the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) will honor the Derby Collaborative and Scott Strobel of Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for their outstanding community health work in Sedgwick County. A ceremony took place Wednesday, November 20 at the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners’ meeting.

The Derby Collaborative is a group of organizations in Derby and USD 260 Derby Public Schools who work to improve the health and well-being of the USD 260 community. It has made a great impact locally in policy development work. 

Strobel is recognized for his guidance and direction in the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Sedgwick County and Kansas. He is the Section Chief of the STI/HIV Surveillance and Intervention Branch at KDHE.

The SCHD uses NPHTYD to recognize community partners who show leadership and innovation, promote healthy behavior and lifestyles, and/or demonstrate prevention of disease or disease control through work with SCHD.

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, the American Public Health Association, Research!America, and public health organizations take time to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly every day to protect the health of all people and all communities through NPHTYD Awards.



Sedgwick County Health Director Adrienne Byrne posing with five representatives of the Derby Collaborative. Strobel shaking hands with Sedgwick County Health Department representative John Lucero.
Sedgwick County Health Department Director posing with representatives of the Derby Collaborative.  Strobel posing with Sedgwick County Health Department representative John Lucero.