Welcome to the Kansas Alliance for Wellness

Our Mission

The Kansas Alliance for Wellness (KAW) is a statewide network committed to improving the health of Kansans by creating healthy food and beverage environments.

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Who we are!

The Kansas Alliance for Wellness (KAW) is a statewide network of communities, organizations and individuals that are committed to improving the health of Kansans by creating healthy food and beverage environments. This project began in July 2013, and is led by the American Heart Association with support from the Kansas Health Foundation. The primary objective of KAW is to create and support policies that make the healthy food and beverage choices the easy choices. However, the Alliance recognizes that physical activity also plays a key role in improving health and combatting obesity.  When possible we will incorporate physical activity initiatives that support the overall goal of reducing obesity and promoting wellness in Kansas.

KAW is designed to accomplish two things:

  • Enhance existing community coalitions or develop coalitions in communities where they don’t already exist through technical assistance and networking/information sharing opportunities
  • Leverage the efforts and successes of the community-based activities as a catalyst for state level policy change through grassroots advocacy

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