Throughout 2014, Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods workgroups -- Healthy Babies, Health Eating/Active Living, and Access for Transportation and Knowledge of Services -- engaged community volunteers and organizations in creating the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to address the issues identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment. The 2015 CHIP includes goals, strategies and opportunities for community action --what can you or your organization do to help improve our community's health? Learn more here.
Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods volunteers helped campers create their own unique blend of trail mix as a healthy snack for hiking at Great Outdoors Month 2014’s first Capital Campout in May 2014 at MacLennan Park near the Governor’s residence in Topeka. Read more


  • Improved Access

    Access, Transportation and Knowledge of Health Care Services Co-Chairpersons Jim Daniel, Community...

  • Healthy Eating & Active Living

    Co-Chairpersons Lissa Staley, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Craig Barnes, Shawnee...

  • Healthy Babies

    Co-Chairpersons Teresa Fisher, Shawnee County Health Agency Lisa Alexander, St. Francis Health...

  • Built Environment

    Complete Streets and Built Environment Interim Co-Chairpersons Allison Alejos, Shawnee County Health...


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2nd Monday of each month


Avondale East NET Center
(formerly Avondale East Elementary School)
455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka
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Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids

While Halloween is every child’s dream holiday, it can be a parent’s nightmare. This year, Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods suggests ways to teach children about healthy eating without depriving them of coveted Halloween treats.

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