Thirty percent of Kansas adults are obese, and 19 percent of Kansas children live in poverty. Targeting the diversity of Kansans, our programs address quality of life, healthy development, and health behaviors across life stages for all socioeconomic groups.
What We Are Doing
- Identifying and implementing practices to help prevent adult and childhood obesity.
- Providing options to help families and practitioners understand health-care choices for elderly Kansans.
- Sharing unbiased information about national changes in health insurance requirements.
- Educating consumers on safe food handling with food preparation, food preservation, food service, and more.
- Walk Kansas, an eight-week program to increase exercise and improve nutrition, creates positive results for more than 16,000 Kansans annually.
- In 2014, senior citizens saved more than $3 million in prescription drug costs using educational programs.
- More than 6,000 Medicare participants saved an average of $832 per person through Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas.
- Trained 355 Kansans in ServSafe Food Service Manager and 738 Food Handler classes.