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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. 

+ Communications (CAT)

The mission of the Communication Action Team (CAT) is to create a healthier Wyandotte County by sharing information and stimulating discussion to change behavior.
The CAT has recently launched the Wyandotte Health News Room to keep our commuity infomred of significant health-related stories. See our most recent articles here.
For more information or to join this action team or the News Room, contact Randy Lopez at rlopez@wyhealthfdn.org.
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+ Drive Wisely Wyandotte

The U.G. Public Health dept. sponsors a traffic safety coalition focused on identifying and carrying out solutions to combat and improve various traffic safety concerns.
Coordinator: Donald Paul Jones, dpjones@wycokck.org
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+ Education (EAT)

The mission of the Education Action Team is to ensure that all students and their families have access to quality education and support services that promote readiness for school, future education and subsequent careers.
Coordinator: Alyssa Carodine, acarodine@wycokck.org
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+ Fetal Infant Mortality Review - Community Action Team (FIMR-CAT)

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review - Community Action Team (FIMR) is an action-oriented community process that continually assesses, monitors, and works to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants, and families. The Team is a diverse group of community leaders that prioritize identified issues. They design and implement change in the community.
Coordinator: Alyssa Carodine, acarodine@wycokck.org
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+ Food Systems (FSAT)

The mission of the Nutrition Action Team (NAT) is to improve Wyandotte County's food environment so that all residents can and want to eat healthy food.
Coordinator: Alyssa Carodine, acarodine@wycokck.org
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+ Health Services

This team is now housed with the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County. Visit their website 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.
Coordinator: Wesley McKain, wmckain@wycokck.org
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+ 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.
Coordinator: Rebecca Garza, rgarza@wycokck.org
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+ 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.
Coordinator: Rebecca Garza, rgarza@wycokck.org
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+ Workwell Wyandotte

WorkWell Wyandotte is based on the idea that what's good for employee health is also good for business. This isn't your typical worksite wellness program. We use a comprehensive approach, addressing wellness from multiple angles, with particular focus on the organization rather than individual employees. Through trainings and technical assistance, we help worksites develop comprehensive plans that make the healthy behavior the easy behavior.
Coordinator: Janell Friesen, jfriesen@wycokck.org
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