Thanks Kansas! It's been 3 years since Kansas passed the Indoor Clean Air law. Our public places are smokefree and Kansans are loving it! This is Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods contribution to a thank you card to Kansas.
HHN November 2013 -- In November 2013, Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods began to focus on the priorities from the Shawnee County Community Health Needs Assessment, using a community change model to identify strategies.
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
Over this last year the Heartland Healthy Neighborhood coalition members have done amazing work to develop goals and strategies to make a healthier community. This work will begin being implemented in 2015 and we want your input! The survey has 17 questions and will take approximately 5-10 minutes. We greatly appreciated your time and feedback - it is so valuable to us. Take the survey.


  • 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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