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Healthy Pathways

Phase 1  |  2017 - 2020

In 2017, Geary County was one of eight Kansas communities selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provided community coalitions like Live Well Geary County with the tools and resources needed to remove barriers and engage the community in ways that enable healthy eating and tobacco-free, active living to become a way of life. The funding for Geary County included a coordination grant of $100,000, with opportunities to apply for non-competitive implementation and achievements grants amounting to $400,000, for a total of $500,000, during the three-year grant cycle. 

Pathways

Cycling

Community Policy

Live Well Geary County, the City of Junction City, and the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization created a partnership to improve walking and biking in Junction City.

Learn more about #BikeWalkJC here

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Food Retail

Funded fresh produce display stands at the point of purchase for all Handy’s LLC convenience stores in Junction City and Grandview Plaza.

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Healthy Pathways

Phase 1  |  2017 - 2020

In 2017, Geary County was one of eight Kansas communities selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provided community coalitions like Live Well Geary County with the tools and resources needed to remove barriers and engage the community in ways that enable healthy eating and tobacco-free, active living to become a way of life. The funding for Geary County included a coordination grant of $100,000, with opportunities to apply for non-competitive implementation and achievements grants amounting to $400,000, for a total of $500,000, during the three-year grant cycle. 

Pathways

Cycling

Community Policy

Live Well Geary County, the City of Junction City, and the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization created a partnership to improve walking and biking in Junction City.

Learn more about #BikeWalkJC here

Green Apples

Food Retail

Funded fresh produce display stands at the point of purchase for all Handy’s LLC convenience stores in Junction City and Grandview Plaza.

Power Walk

Healthcare

Funded implementation of Walk With A Doc program at Geary Community Hospital

Healthy Pathways

Phase 1  |  2017 - 2020

In 2017, Geary County was one of eight Kansas communities selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provided community coalitions like Live Well Geary County with the tools and resources needed to remove barriers and engage the community in ways that enable healthy eating and tobacco-free, active living to become a way of life. The funding for Geary County included a coordination grant of $100,000, with opportunities to apply for non-competitive implementation and achievements grants amounting to $400,000, for a total of $500,000, during the three-year grant cycle. 

Pathways

Riding a Bike

Community Policy

Live Well Geary County, the City of Junction City, and the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization created a partnership to improve access to safe walking and biking routes in Junction City.

Learn more about #BikeWalkJC here

Green Apples

Food Retail

Funded fresh produce display stands at the point of purchase for all Handy’s LLC convenience stores in Junction City and Grandview Plaza.

Power Walk

Healthcare

Funded implementation of Walk With A Doc program at Geary Community Hospital

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Resident & Community Wellbeing

Partnered with I.C.A.R.E. to include multi-generational recreation equipment to Playground Park in Junction City. Learn more about this project here. 

Partnered with Quality Play For All to fund improvements to Playground Park in Junction City. Learn more about this project here.

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Restaurants

Funded projects for locally-owned restaurants to improve healthy menu options and upgrade facilities.

Hot Rodz BBQ

Munson’s Prime

Negril Caribbean

Tyme Out Steak House

Cycling

Schools

People Working in Open Office

Worksites

Introduced several major Geary County employers to Work Well KS Initiative and helped fund workplace wellness projects.

City of Junction City

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

Geary Community Hospital

Konza Prairie Community Health Clinic

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