Healthy Communities Wyandotte: Recommendations for a Better Future

Jurisdiction Name: Wyandotte County
State/Province: KS
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 161,777
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2010
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food security
Keywords: community health, education, health promoting, healthy eating, healthy food, healthy food access, incentives, infrastructure, nutrition education, public health, school garden, zoning ordinance
Adopting Government Department(s):

Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Healthy Communities Wyandotte Steering Committee
Support Entity(s):

Community Action Teams

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

The coalition convened “Action Teams” in select focus areas to create recommended strategies for improved health in the county. The Action Teams strive to improve Wyandotte County’s food environment so that all residents can and want to eat healthy food by recommending changes in the realms of communication, environmental infrastructure, education, nutrition, and health services.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1