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.
Halloween Candy: The Trick is How You Treat - 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. Read more
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

Workgroups

  • Improved Access

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

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  • Healthy Eating & Active Living

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

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  • Healthy Babies

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

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  • Built Environment

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

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2nd Monday of each month
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Avondale East NET Center
(formerly Avondale East Elementary School)
455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka
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The Topeka Community Foundation announced that it recently granted $285,485.00 to 20 organizations in Shawnee and neighboring counties through its Kansas Blood Service Fund. The grants were made as part of the Foundation’s “Healthy Lifestyles” initiative to programs and projects which proposed to directly and positively change health habits, behaviors and/or lifestyles through prevention, intervention and education strategies. Grant selections were made by the Foundation’s Community Investment Committee which is comprised of community volunteers.

Organizations receiving funding include: Midland Care Connection, Helping Hands Humane Society, Douglas County (Market Match program), Shawnee County Health Access, Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, Child Care Aware of Kansas, Community Action, Community Health Ministry, Easter Seals Capper Foundation, ERC Child Care Aware NE Kansas, Junior League of Topeka, Meals on Wheels, Race Against Breast Cancer, SOS, Inc., The Lawrence Arts Center, Topeka Metro (Bike Sharing program), Van Go, Inc., Wamego Community Garden, YMCA of Topeka, and YWCA of Topeka.

“We believe these grants will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our community,” said Foundation Vice President Marsha Pope. “After an extensive review process of more than 40 grant applications, our committee awarded grants to those programs and projects which most closely fit the initiative and which most strongly demonstrated potential for positive impact.”
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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.

Read More