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Healthy Communities Wyandotte


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Healthy Communities Wyandotte


 

Help us work toward a happier, healthier Wyandotte for everyone.

 

Healthy Communities Wyandotte and its partners work to change the conditions in which people live, work, learn, and play to see lasting improvement in Wyandotte County’s health and quality of life. Currently, our teams and committees aim to:

  • Reduce the burden of tobacco use and nicotine addiction in Wyandotte County

  • Improve infrastructure to provide safe and equitable opportunities for healthy and active living

  • Advocate for policies that improve health and strengthen our community

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What We Do


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. These teams 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. 

+ Food Systems (Archive)

The Food Systems Action Team (FSAT) no longer convenes. We have retained an archive of information and resources about creating a healthier Wyandotte County food environment. For questions, contact: hcwyco@wycokck.org
Visit our page here.

+ Infrastructure (IAT)

The mission of the Infrastructure Action Team (IAT) is to build, redesign, and better utilize Wyandotte County's environmental infrastructure to provide opportunities for healthy and active living.

Visit our page here.

+ Policy

Healthy Communities Wyandotte recognizes that many, if not most determinants of health are related to policies created at the federal, state, and local level. Policy change is needed to create the conditions in which our community can thrive and HCW cannot ignore the need to advocate for positive health policy. The HCW Policy Committee was created to fill this gap and create one cohesive policy agenda for the entire coalition.

View our page here.

+ Tobacco Free Wyandotte (TFW)

WyCo has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in Kansas which is a major factor in our poor health outcomes. The Tobacco Free Wyandotte Action Team (TFW) seeks to pull together partners and residents to work together to improve access to resources that help people quit tobacco, prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, protect residents from secondhand smoke, and ensure support for populations that are targeted by tobacco companies.

View our page here.

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Campaigns We Support


Campaigns We Support


Here at HCW, we are all about partnering. Over the years, we have worked closely with community partners and other organizations on various projects that aren't housed solely with Healthy Communities. Below are several campaigns we have participated in, click each image to learn more!

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Contact Us


Contact Us


Fill out the form below to learn more about opportunities to get involved with HCW.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 619 Ann Avenue Room 145
                Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Phone: (913) 573-8833

Email: hcwyco@wycokck.org

To contact someone specific on our team, visit our staff page.

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