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This podcast and related inforamtion discusses the efforts and success in Tulsa, OK to pass an ordinance restricting the spread of Dollar Stores due to the health and equity impacts that have resulted from the proliferation of Dollar Stores in communities.
2/12/2019 2:42 PM
The Move Your Way Campaign for the 2018 updated Physical Activity Guidelines website features fact sheets, posters, videos, and more.
11/19/2018 11:13 AM
11/19/2018 11:12 AM
2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is the new update from U. S. Department of Health and Environment.  This is the complete document.
11/19/2018 11:10 AM
This directory exists to make it easier for local foods to reach wholesale buyers in Bourbon County, KS
11/12/2018 8:49 AM
This February 2018 webinar provides helpful information about the status of Tobacco 21 local policies in Kansas, including information about recent litigation, policy tips for communities interested in exploring a Tobacco 21 policy, and other helpful information.
6/11/2018 2:05 PM
Prescriptions for physical activity and exercise are one way for primary care physicians and other health care providers to give patients physical activity advice and information. Prescriptions for physical activity outline an exercise plan that can safely meet a patient’s needs based on their current physical condition and the recommended daily Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (US DHHS-PAG). Such prescriptions set achievable goals, and may also include counseling, activity logs, and exercise testing. Providers check progress at each office visit and may also follow-up via phone, internet, or mail. Individuals at high risk of injury with complex health conditions are referred to certified exercise professionals to receive individually tailored plans.
5/23/2018 8:38 AM
Nutrition prescriptions are one way for physicians and other health care providers to outline a healthy, balanced eating plan for patients. Based on US Dietary Guidelines for adults, children, and adolescents (US DHHS-DG), nutrition prescriptions establish achievable goals for the patient and their family. Health care providers check progress at each office visit and a nutrition specialist is consulted for dietary advice as needed. Some nutrition prescription programs partner with local farmers’ markets (FVRx programs); in these programs, prescriptions for fruit and vegetables are redeemed at participating markets. Such prescriptions typically support the purchase of at least one serving of produce per day for each patient and their family members (TFAH-Levi 2014).
5/23/2018 8:37 AM
This is a fabulous FREE resource to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, produced by National Recreation and Parks Association.  The Foods of the Month calendar features 2 focus foods each month with a complete curriculum and recipes to try or share.  EXCELLENT resource!
5/17/2018 11:12 AM
This newly released resource provides an overview of Tobacco 21 initiatives and how local communities in Kansas are using Tobacco 21 local initiatives.
5/8/2018 12:21 PM
The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) is a public-private partnership that aims to increase access to affordable fresh food to improve the health and economic development of Kansans and their communities. The KHFI provides technical assistance for those seeking to strengthen access to healthy foods as well as financing through a mix of loans and grants to develop new or renovate fresh food retail in underserved communities throughout Kansas. The program works to bridge informational and financing gaps faced by healthy food stakeholders and food retailers operating in low- to moderate-income areas.
11/17/2017 9:00 AM
10/4/2017 10:20 AM
An interactive representation of the bylaws of eight food councils in Kansas. Those drafting food council bylaws can look at existing bylaws in similar councils to see how they have intertwined the needs and priorities specific to their councils and communities. 

8/15/2017 10:03 AM
The GetOutdoorsKansas model is based on grass root contributions of content by organizations who sponsor or promote outdoor activities, and by managers who build and maintain trails in the state.  This approach enables the website to be updated continuous
GetOutdoorsKansas partners work together to facilitate and encourage participants of all skill levels, abilities and interests to experience the outdoors in a way that encourages:
•Healthy, active outdoor lifestyles
•Conservation, awareness and respect
•Natural resources stewardship
•Recreation participation
7/28/2017 1:33 PM
The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed SB154 which is
now KSA 72-5128. This law supports the federal
requirement for local wellness policies by directing the
Kansas State Board of Education to “develop nutrition
guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to
students in Kansas public schools during the school
day…In developing such guidelines, particular attention
shall be given to providing healthful foods and
beverages, physical activities and wellness education
with the goals of preventing and reducing childhood
The state law also requires that “When establishing the
wellness policy of the school district, the board of
education of each district shall take into consideration the
guidelines developed by the state board…”
The Kansas State Board of Education approved the
updated Kansas School Model Wellness Policy
Guidelines in June 2014.
6/8/2017 2:07 PM
REAP provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.
6/8/2017 1:53 PM
More of these policies were passed in 2016 than in any previous year—a total of 222 new policies. Not only that, this year's policies were the strongest ever passed. The median policy score this year was 80.8, up from 68.4 last year. A record 51 policies scored a 90 or higher, including three policies that scored a perfect 100.

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016, released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, celebrates all of these accomplishments as well as the communities that passed the strongest Complete Streets policies in 2016.
6/8/2017 1:22 PM
Brief from the Rails to Trails Conservancy with examples of the economic impact of trails in communities.
6/8/2017 10:14 AM
Link connects to the National Trails Training Partnership's resource site, and specifically to a brief on economic impact of trails.
6/8/2017 10:13 AM
EPA community tool kit
Food: Too Good to Waste (FTGTW) consists of an implementation guide and toolkit that aim to reduce wasteful household food management practices.
5/1/2017 9:38 AM
The K-State Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) works with industries, institutions and communities to identify ways food waste can be prevented or diverted to hungry populations. According to the USDA we throw out or waste about 30-40 percent of our food supply, yet 15 percent of the U.S. households are food-insecure. This food waste equates to about 133 billion pounds and $161 billion dollars. PPI provides technical assistance to retail grocers, restaurants, schools, healthcare, food processors and manufacturers to conduct food waste audits and identify food waste prevention and diversion opportunities. PPI quantifies these efforts documenting the economic, environmental, and social impacts. If your community needs technical assistance with regard to identifying and reducing food waste, contact Nancy Larson for more information.
5/1/2017 9:32 AM
Johnson County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Labette County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). KHI has developed individualized data sheets for each Kansas county available to download on the right side bar. Learn where your county ranks at
4/25/2017 10:10 AM
WorkWell KS is a statewide worksite initiative that provides leadership and resources for businesses and organizations to support worksite health.
3/29/2017 1:08 PM
The Public Health Law Center provides a range of legal technical assistance to public health organizations and communities in Kansas to support progress towards achieving healthy behavior goals, especially for those populations experiencing inequitable health outcomes. This work includes, but is not limited to, improving access to healthy, affordable food and clean water, supporting a robust local food system, increasing physical activity opportunities, and reducing tobacco use.
3/29/2017 1:07 PM