Healthy Communities

Promote safe places to be physically active, access to affordable and nutritious food, and tobacco use prevention so that healthy habits become the norm.




Million funded

Strategies Addressed:

Equitable Engagement   |   Mobilization For Action   |   Multi-Sector Collaboration

Healthy Eating & Food Systems

After the Harvest
Cultivate Kansas City
El Centro
Food Equality Initiative
Jewish Vocational Service
Kansas City Community Gardens
Reconciliation Services
University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency

Healthy Eating & Active Living

Cornerstones of Care
Front Porch Alliance
Guadalupe Centers
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
KC Healthy Kids
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Nurture KC
Rosedale Development Association
Urban Neighborhood Initiative
Young Women on the Move

Active Living & Built Environment

Healing House
Heartland Conservation Alliance
Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Mattie Rhodes Center
The Whole Person
Thrive Allen County
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Tobacco Use Prevention

American Heart Association
Lee’s Summit Cares

Theory of Change


Support environments and policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy eating, active living, and tobacco use prevention.


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Mobilization For Action

  • Strengthen core organizational operations and sustainability of systems.
  • Increase awareness and skills of individuals and communities through culturally relevant education.
  • Equip individuals and organizations to influence policy, build public awareness, and accelerate the field through the adoption of community-based solutions.

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Equitable Engagement

  • Engage community members in the conversation and solutions for developing healthier communities, environments, and policies.
  • Support inclusive efforts that promote community-based solutions.

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Multi-Sector Collaboration

  • Connect with nontraditional partners to create a strong, unified voice that spans fields and sectors.
  • Align strategically with local, regional, or state coalitions and networks.
Ultimate Impact

Policies and environments optimize choices that support improved health.