Community Health Promotions & Wellness


Health promotion programs focus on keeping people healthy. The goals of these programs are to engage and empower individuals and communities to choose healthy behaviors and make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and other morbidities. Wellness is related to health promotion. Wellness is defined as the attitudes and active decisions made by an individual that contribute to positive health behaviors and outcomes.

Health promotion activities involve:

    Communication: Raising awareness about healthy behaviors for the community. Examples of communication strategies include public service announcements, health fairs, mass media campaigns, and newsletters.

    Education: Empowering behavior change and actions through increased knowledge. Examples of health education strategies include courses, training, and support groups.

    Policy, Systems, and Environment: Making systematic changes – through improved laws, rules, and regulations (policy), functional organizational components (systems), and economic, social, or physical environment – to encourage, make available, and enable healthy choices.

Community Involvement

    Purple Power Play

    Bike Month Events

    Riley County Health Fair

    Riley County Flu Clinics

    Manhattan Farmers Market

    Riley County Okt-FLU-ber Fest

    Flint Hills Wellness Coalition

    Food and Farm Council

    Various advisory boards pertaining to health and wellness in our community

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