Governor's Conference on Obesity in Kansas

The purpose of the Governor’s Summit on Obesity is to engage decision-makers throughout Kansas in identifying and promoting best and promising strategies to address rising rates of obesity and its consequences. Click here for more details and to register

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Back-to-School Health Checklist

Shuffling your child back to school these days takes more than a new wardrobe and a shiny apple. What about the dizzying array of immunizations? Hearing and vision tests? Special instructions for the school nurse? And tips for buying and loading a backpack that won't turn your precious child into an achy, whiny pack mule? Read More

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Where does your county rank?

The County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights. . . .

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Current Highlights

Healthier U.S. School Challenge

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced Let’s Move!, incorporating the HealthierUS School Challenge into . . . read more