Project Manager
Health ICT - Medical Society of Sedgwick County

Becky Pattison Tuttle has over twenty years of professional experience engaging community partners through grassroots local coalition efforts focusing on tobacco, physical activity, healthy eating, oral health, fetal infant mortality and worksite wellness. The majority of the experience has focused on policy and environmental changes to improve the health of the community.

As of May 2015, Tuttle is serving as the Project Manager for Health ICT at the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, as well as facilitating the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita. Health ICT is a four year initiative focusing on the prevention of diabetes, obesity, heart attack and stroke. The Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita was established in 2004 and engages community members in healthy eating and increasing physical activity through program and policy implementation. Prior, Tuttle served as a Director of Wellness Initiatives for the Greater Wichita YMCA and was responsible for the coordination of numerous programs focusing on chronic disease prevention and management, including diabetes, cancer, youth obesity, arthritis, and worksite wellness. Tuttle also served at the Sedgwick County Health Department as the Community Health Planning and Performance Improvement Division Director, where she was responsible for public health department accreditation, quality improvement, community health assessment and improvement planning, workforce development, and strategic planning/performance management. Prior to serving as a Division Director, Tuttle served as the SCHD Health Promotion Coordinator for almost six years, with highlights including the first local health department selected for the NACDD STAR Site Visit process, 2 national “I’m Your Community Guide” awards from the Public Health Foundation and a NACCHO Model Practice designation for the Health Department’s “Business Case for Breastfeeding” initiative.

Ms. Tuttle currently serves on the Kansas Public Health Association Board of Directors as President-Elect and as the Awards Committee and Community Health Section Chairs, Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition President, Health Alliance Chair, Health & Wellness Coalition Leadership Chair, Tobacco Free Wichita Coalition member, WorkWell Kansas Advisory Board, 2010 Kansas Mission of Mercy Planning Committee, and has served on numerous local, state and national conference planning committees. Ms. Tuttle is has also been appointed by the City of Wichita Mayor to serve on City of Wichita District II Advisory Board, City of Wichita Park Foundation Board and City of Wichita Sister City Board. In addition, Ms. Tuttle has served as the Wichita Aero Club Gala Co-Chair for five years, raising funds for scholarships awarded to students interested in a career in aerospace. Ms. Tuttle is a Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar, Advance Kansas graduate, Dental Champion, Kansas Leadership Center Champion, Leadership Wichita participant, and Leadership Kansas nominee. Ms. Tuttle has led a grassroots initiative to educate the community on the importance role that health and public health plays in the community’s vitality, including the development and implementation of a Public Health Sister City Site Visit. Ms. Tuttle is also intricately involved in promoting civic engagement and will be implementing a “Vote Like a Mother” campaign in the fall of 2016 to encourage young mothers to vote in the upcoming elections.

Her career highlights include numerous local, regional, state, and national awards, including serving as the Coordinator for Tobacco Free Youth Initiative in Indianapolis, Indiana, which received the 2001 American Public Health Association-GlaxoSmithKline Partnership for Healthy Children Award. She is the recipient of the 2012 Kansas Public Health Association Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award and a 2016 Wichita Business Journal Women in Business honoree.

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