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Northwest Kansas: We're becoming the healthiest community in the state.


All of the programming and initiatives spearheaded by LiveWell Northwest Kansas and the activities we co-host and partner with other organizations to make possible help us with our end-goal of making northwest Kansas the healthiest region in the entire state.

We meet this goal by adopting policies, partnering with and supporting other like-minded organizations, initiating programs and hosting activities, sponsoring events, planning strategies, and connecting our network of "do-ers" together. We improve access to healthy living options; we aim to make healthy choices as easy and convenient as possible; we educate; we build a solid foundation of family support by providing care and resources that benefit our youngest family members and their care providers; we advocate for prevention and provide support and referrals for people who need help; we offer health insurance enrollment and navigation services; we house experts in early childhood education, behavioral health services, leadership, and offer a connection to our growing LatinX population. We do all this -- and more.

A few of our past and current programs:

  • Center for Disease Control ACHIEVE Grant programming

  • Kansas Health Foundation/Healthy Community Initiative Grant programming

  • NICHQ Collaborate for Healthy Weight

  • Safe Routes to School

  • Walking School Bus

  • Copeland Allotment Gardens

  • Franklin Community Garden

  • Thomas County Farmers Market

  • Thomas County Coalition

  • Substance Use Prevention Committee

  • Kansas Prevention Collaborative-Community Initiative grant award and partnerships with Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and DCCCA

  • Family Resource Center designation and partnerships with Kansas Cares, Citizens Health and Thrive Allen County

  • Pathways to a Healthy Kansas programming and partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

  • Our Tomorrows support and COVID pandemic programming and surveys, with extensive partnerships with the University of Kansas and KU Med Center

  • Whole Foods Foundation School Garden Grant

  • APA/APHA Plan4HealthGrant

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