Voices for Healthy Kids

The mission of Voices for Healthy Kids is to strengthen and support state and local advocates in advancing evidence based obesity prevention policies in order to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Voices for Healthy Kids is a collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that works to engage, organize, and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities by helping children achieve a healthy weight. A variety of toolkits and grant funds are available to support local and state efforts.

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Public Health Law Center

The Public Health Law Center provides a range of legal technical assistance for the Kansas Health Foundation, its grantees and health partners to support progress toward healthy behaviors goals, including increasing physical activity, improving nutrition and reducing tobacco use.

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Kansas You’re the Cure

For more than 30 years, You’re the Cure – the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s grassroots network – has been by speaking out for policies that help build healthier communities and healthier lives. It is a community of people passionate about an America that’s free of heart disease and stroke by working together to advocate for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities through legislative policies in our cities, states and across the country. Our website provides tools that play a crucial role in the fight against heart disease and stroke.  You’ll be able to communicate with key legislators, connect with advocates near you, and stay up-to-date on the heart and stroke issues that matter most to you.

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Kansas Rural Center

Since 1979, the Kansas Rural Center has worked to advance an ecologically sound, diversified food and farming system. KRC helps farmers and ranchers implement alternative practices, enhance their natural resources, improve their livelihoods and support their rural communities. We also help farmers and citizens join together in growing opportunities for local and regional food.

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Healthier Kansas Hospitals

The Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has received pledges from hospitals all over Kansas committed to examining their current food and beverage practices. These hospitals will consider new policies that provide healthier food options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout the facility. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors, while also helping to establish norms for healthier living for the communities served.

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KC Healthy Kids

KC Healthy Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing obesity and improving the health of children. Our policy work and programs address school nutrition, community engagement and youth advocacy. We engage kids, school professionals, civic leaders, farmers, food purveyors, health care professionals, urban planners, bike/walk advocates, and other non-profit agencies to accomplish our work. KC Healthy Kids is home to the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition which strives to improve access to healthy food and increase purchasing of local food by schools, hospitals and restaurants.

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Kansas Action for Children

Kansas Action for Children was founded in 1979 with a mission To shape health, education and economic policy that will improve the lives of Kansas children and families. Since that time, KAC has grown to become one of the leading child advocacy organizations in the country. KAC has worked alongside legislators and community leaders to achieve tremendous results on behalf of the 700,000 kids who call Kansas “home.”

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