Pathways to a Healthy Kansas logo
Pathways to a Healthy Kansas logo

Pathways to a Healthy Kansas

The Pathways initiative known as Pathways to a Healthy Kansas combines community-wide evidence-based solutions and promising practices for improving active living, healthy eating, and tobacco prevention to make a large impact across multiple sectors in communities. The program provides community coalitions with the tools and resources needed to engage their communities and remove barriers to healthy living.

Addressing Three Key Risk Factors

Three risk factors – physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use – lead to four of the leading causes of chronic disease resulting in 80 percent of the deaths in the United States. Increasing physical activity, eating healthy and avoiding tobacco are among the best ways to lower risk for developing chronic diseases and to live healthier, longer. These are the factors Pathways is designed to address in communities.

The Seven Pathways

Many paths must come together to make real, sustainable change in a community. That’s why grantees are required to generate cross-sector engagement through the following Pathways: community policy, community well-being, food retail, health care, restaurants, schools and worksites.

Pathways Communities

The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas framework establishes pathways and guidance for each of the three focus areas – active living, healthy eating, and tobacco prevention – and encourages community coalitions to identify the strategies that will work best for their residents and community culture.

Select a yellow or green area below to learn more about what each community coalition is doing.

Map of Kansas with counties

Atchison County

Live Well Live Atchison

Round 1 2016-2020

Hoisington and Northern Barton County

Health for Life Coalition

Round 1 2016-2020

Bourbon County

The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team

Round 1 2016-2020

Crawford County

Live Well Crawford County

Round 1 2016-2020

Franklin County

Live Healthy Franklin County

Round 1 2016-2020

Kearny County

Kearny County Wellness Coalition

Round 1 2016-2020

Reno County

Heal Reno County

Round 1 2016-2020

Wichita County

AIM Coalition

Round 1 2016-2020

Chanute

Energize Chanute

Round 2 2017-2020

Cowley County

RISE Cowley

Round 2 2017-2020

Dickinson County

Quality of Life Coalition

Round 2 2017-2020

Geary County

Live Well Geary County

Round 2 2017-2020

Harvey County

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Round 2 2017-2020

Lyon County

Healthier Lyon County

Round 2 2017-2020

Seward County

Liberal Area Coalition for Families

Round 2 2017-2020

Cheyenne, Rawlins and Thomas Counties

LiveWell Northwest Kansas

Round 2 2017-2020

Select a community from the list below to learn what each coalition is doing.

Round 1 Recipients

(2016-2020)

Round 2 Recipients

(2017-2020)

Group of people Live Well Live Atchison sign Group of people walking Kids playing dodgeball Four people walking Atchison County Block Party
Group of people Live Well Live Atchison sign Group of people walking Kids playing dodgeball Four people walking Atchison County Block Party
Group of people Live Well Live Atchison sign Group of people walking Kids playing dodgeball Four people walking Atchison County Block Party
Group of people Live Well Live Atchison sign Group of people walking Kids playing dodgeball Four people walking Atchison County Block Party
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE
People Standing by College Hill Coffee sign Kids running Two People on walking path Two People holding sign Group of people holding RISE sign Group picture of RISE