PreventionTalKS was developed by a group of prevention-minded professionals seeking to provide an opportunity for community coalitions and other prevention-minded people across the state of Kansas to connect and learn from one another and from professionals with specific and relevant topic expertise – connecting our big state through a common interest of Prevention. Prevention Initiatives at Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute organizes and provides PreventionTalKS for the Kansas Prevention Collaborative, guided by the PreventionWorKS Steering Committee and in partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). The purpose of PreventionTalKS is to promote citizen education and to increase public awareness of behavioral health promotion and prevention, consistent with the role and mission of the Kansas Prevention Collaborative, statewide behavioral health integration efforts, the Kansas Prevention Collaborative, and PreventionWorKS.

Over the past three years, PreventionTalKS has been offered through a monthly webinar series. We have included the webinars here as a resource. There is a wealth of information from various presenters on many topics.

In January, 2019 the format of PreventionTalKS was revamped to reach a broader audience and increase our effectiveness in a manner that participants and listeners have determined to be more user-friendly. PreventionTalKS currently offers a monthly podcast highlighting timely prevention-related topics of interest to stakeholders across Kansas.

Please check our calendar for a detailed schedule of upcoming PreventionTalKS.

If you have topics you would like to hear about email us at We offer our podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Spotify. Listen to us on your favorite platform.