Jul 21, 2021 5:00 PM

KDHE awards chronic disease reduction grants; Barton County included

Posted Jul 21, 2021 5:00 PM

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion team is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant. In total, there are 22 recipients that will cover 34 counties and more than 2.9 million Kansans (73.4% of the Kansas population). The Barton County Health Department was included as one of the 22 recipients.

The CDRR Community Grant Program provides funding, training and technical assistance to communities to address chronic disease risk reduction through evidence-based strategies that impact tobacco use, physical activity and nutrition. Strategies include: reducing secondhand smoke exposure, preventing youth from using tobacco, promoting tobacco treatment and the Kansas Tobacco Quitline, increasing physical activity and improving community nutrition.

“We are proud that that the CDRR grant allows communities to assess their health data, address local priorities through policy, promote health and wellness and often apply for other funding opportunities,” said Secretary Lee A. Norman, M.D., Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The State Fiscal Year 2022 CDRR Grantees and the counties they cover include:

  1. Thrive Allen County, Inc. (Allen County)
  2. Barton County Health Department (Barton, Pawnee, Rice and Stafford Counties)
  3. Health and Wellness Advocates of Cherokee County (Cherokee County)
  4. Crawford County Health Department (Crawford County)
  5. Quality of Life Coalition (Dickinson County)
  6. Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (Douglas County)
  7. Edwards County Economic Development Corporation (Edwards and Hodgeman Counties)
  8. LiveWell Finney County Health Coalition (Finney, Stanton and Scott Counties)
  9. Grant County Community Foundation Office (Grant County)
  10. Harvey County Health Department (Harvey County)
  11. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (Johnson County)
  12. Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness (Lyon County)
  13. Miami County Health Department (Miami County)
  14. North Central- Mitchell County Medical Foundation (Mitchell, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Republic and Smith Counties)
  15. Montgomery County Health Department (Montgomery County)
  16. Reno County Health Department (Reno County)
  17. Riley County Health Department (Riley County)
  18. Central Kansas Foundation (Saline County)
  19. Medical Society of Sedgwick County (Sedgwick County)
  20. Shawnee County Health Agency (Shawnee County)
  21. Wilson Medical Center (Wilson County)
  22. Unified Government Public Health Department (Wyandotte County)

Learn more about the CDRR Community Grant Program at www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/cdrr.htm.