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Healthy Communities Wyandotte


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Healthy Communities Wyandotte


 

"Mobilizing the community to improve health and well-being in Wyandotte County."

 
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Who We are


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Who We are


Healthy Communities Wyandotte is a community-led health coalition whose purpose is to improve the social determinants of health in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

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Mission & Vision


 

 

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Mission & Vision


 

 

MISSION

To mobilize the community to improve health and well-being in Wyandotte County through increased coordination, communication, and culture change.

VISION

The county wide coalition aims to help Wyandotte become the most improved county for health in the state of Kansas through innovative leadership and community partnerships.

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What We Do


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What We Do


The coalition convenes "Action Teams" in select focus areas to plan and implement recommended strategies to improve health. These Teams are made up of leaders from many sectors in our community. Most of the teams meet monthly and work on large, collaborative health improvement projects. These projects are bigger than any one organization could do alone, and often focus on big-picture policy or system changes. Staff support for the coalition is provided by the Unified Government Health Department and the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County. 

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History


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History


Healthy Communities Wyandotte was formed in 2010 as a result of the 2009 County Health Rankings, which ranked Wyandotte County as having the worst health in the state. Then Mayor Joe Reardon challenged leaders to act collectively to improve our dire health status. The initial planning group became an official Steering Committee, which guides initiative and its seven active teams to this day. Mayor Mark Holland and the Unified Government continue to provide significant support.

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Steering Committee


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Steering Committee


HCW's 25-member Steering Committee consists of organizational leaders from across Wyandotte County. The Steering Committee sets the overall direction of the coalition, ensures staff has adequate resources to meet its goals, and provides high-level support to the action teams.