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I grew up on the plains of Kansas but have lived and worked across the country, from Wisconsin, where I received my bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in environmental science, to Colorado, Oregon, and California, where I received my master’s degree in philosophy and launched a marketing and communications consulting business. I’ve since moved back to the midwest, completed a master of public health, and worked over the last five years in Kansas and Missouri to advance the goals and vision of the public health field.
Passionate about co-creating vibrant, equitable communities, I have a diverse skill-set that I am making available through consulting services to people and organizations who want to see this vision come alive. I am a transformational, visionary, and collaborative leader interested in enhancing organizational structure and culture, advancing social and health equity, and creating opportunities that empower communities to thrive. I care about the people I work with and develop strong professional relationships based on trust.
My top 5 strengths according to the Gallup StrengthsFinder are: Strategic, Achiever, Futuristic, Connectedness, and Ideation.
Please contact me if you see a fit between your needs, the needs of your community, and the experience I offer. You may browse some of my past work on the Projects page. References are available upon request.
Publications & Presentations
Carlson, J., Hoppe, K., Shook, R. (2017). The Benefits of Safe Routes to School and How to Evaluate Impacts to Walking and Biking. Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the Kansas City Regional Safe Routes to School Summit, Sep. 13, Kansas City, KS.
Younger, M., Townley, C., Craig, K., Hoppe, K., and Patriarca, M. (2017). Stepping Up State Efforts to Implement Physical Activity in Communities. Workshop Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the Active Living Research Conference, Feb. 26-Mar. 1, Clearwater Beach, FL.
Hoppe, K. (2016). Topeka Bike Share Health Impact Assessment: Assessing the Potential Health Effects of Bike Share in Topeka, Kansas. Available from: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/data-visualizations/2015/hia-map/state/kansas/topeka-bike-share-health-impact-assessment
Hoppe, K. and Hartsig, S. (2015). Promoting Health in All Policies: Institutionalizing Health Impact Assessment at State and Local Levels. Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 143rd Annual American Public Health Association Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Chicago, IL.
Hoppe, K., Hartsig, S., Nollen, N., & Faseru, B. (2015). Topeka Bike Share Health Impact Assessment: Using HIA to Guide State and Local Decisions Impacting the Health of Kansans. Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference, Sep. 16-17, Manhattan, KS.
Hoppe, K., Hartsig, S., Faseru, B. (2015). Evaluating Access to Resources for the Topeka Bike Share: Informing Planning Decisions with Visual Data as part of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA). Poster session presented at ESRI Health and Human Services GIS Conference, Sep. 14-16, Atlanta, GA.
Ablah, E., Konda, K., Lechner, M., Hoppe, K., Barnes, V., & Clayton, P. (2015). An Evidence-Based Comprehensive Worksite Wellness Assessment. Poster session presented at: 25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, Mar. 30-Apr. 3, San Diego, CA.
Hoppe, K., Nollen, N., Armstrong, K., & English, M. (2014). Evaluation of the Blast Off to Health Program: Using the Arts to Teach 2nd Grade Students Healthy Behaviors. Poster session presented at 71st Annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference, Sep. 29-Oct. 1, Topeka, KS.
Hoppe, K. and English, M. (2014). Analysis of the Blast Off to Health Obesity Prevention Intervention for 2nd Grade Youth in a Kansas City Metro Area School District. Unpublished Manuscript, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS.
Hoppe, Kate. (2011). Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture. Civil Eats.
Hoppe, Kate. (2011). Taking Stock of the Movement – “Food Justice”. Civil Eats.
Hoppe, Kate. (2010). Vacant Lots Get Makeover, Climate Action Plan to Green Oakland. Oakland Local.
Hoppe, Kate. (2010). Changing the State of the Plate in Oakland Public Schools. Oakland Local.