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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Healthcare

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

Healthy Pathways

Phase 2  |  2020 - 2024

Live Well Geary County’s successful distribution of Phase 1 Pathways funding led to the award of Phase 2 Pathways funding. This crucial next step in Pathways funding includes a $200,000 coordination grant and the opportunity to apply for $200,000 in non-competitive implementation grants for community projects through July 2024. 

 

Phase 2 funding involves six Pathways: Community and Social Context, Neighborhood and Physical Environment, Food, Healthcare, Education, and Economic Stability. Some possible projects for Phase 2 Pathways funding are: a shared-use community kitchen, complete streets, healthy prescriptions, vaping/JUUL prevention and education, food pantry/hunger relief, and worksite wellness. 

Pathways

Community & Social Context

Focus on work at the community level to improve social integration, support systems, community engagement, and reduce stress and discrimination.

Economic Stability

Represents an individual’s ability to access resources such as food, housing or healthcare, as well
as creating a healthy business culture to help an employer attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and improve productivity.

Education

Creating connections between education and health and well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles,
educational attainment, language and literacy skills, and early childhood education and development. 

Food

Focus on supporting nutrition programs; policies and practices that promote health; and broader
efforts to support access to, production of, and consumption of healthy foods.

Healthcare

Focus on connecting access to healthcare and people understanding how health services impacts
their own health.

Neighborhood & Physical Environment

Focus on building connections between where a person lives (e.g., housing, neighborhood, and
environment) and his or her health and well-being.

CONTACT US

Live Well Geary County
livewellgearycounty@gmail.com

P.O. Box 28

119 E. 9th Street

Junction City, KS 66441

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Made possible with funds from the National WIC Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and does not necessarily represent the views of  CDC.