Building a Healthier Heartland



Healthy Vending Options

Started by Corstella Henley. Last reply by Melissa Campbell Aug 30, 2011. 2 Replies

  What are the top healthy food options in your vending machines at your place of business?Continue




Building A Healthier Heartland (BHH)is a community collaboration of local and national members working together to improve the health of all residents and create an environment that cultivates healthy lifestyles for all of metropolitan Kansas City and its residents.


 The mission of Building A Healthier Heartlandis to prevent and reduce obesity and foster healthy eating and active living by collaboratively advancing policy, environmental, and system changes.


Be sure to check out our "Resources" pagefor materials to support the goals of BHH and it's members. We will continue to grow this area.


Visit the "Resource" page for articles on

 "Healthy Vending" and the "Livable Streets Toolkit". 


Next BHH All Member Meeting will be Tuesday, March 26th from 8:00AM - 10:00AM at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Rd, KCMO). Registration begins at 7:30AM.



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Safe Routes to School National Course

Posted by Corstella Henley on August 21, 2012 at 1:55pm 0 Comments


The City of Kansas City, MO, Health Department is pleased to sponsor this presentation of the
Safe Routes to School National Course
September 17, 2012
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Kansas City, Mo. Health Department
2400 Troost Avenue
Multipurpose Room, LL
Kansas City, Mo. 64108

Join community leaders, school officials, health and transportation professionals, law enforcement officers, parents and neighbors for this opportunity for Longfellow Elementary School and others in Jackson County.


This course is offered free of charge with lunch and snacks provided.
Course size is limited, so please register early by contacting: Connie Farakhan
(816) 513-6066; or email:
This project is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support public health in Jackson County.


For the flyer, click here.


Community Science, DC research firm, seeking trainer on use and analysis of health disparities data

Posted by Manny Trillo on June 13, 2012 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

This request came to me through the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. I am sharing with you because the sender asked for wide distribution to appropriate parties. - MT

We are looking for workshop leaders with professional training skills and appropriate subject matter expertise to conduct three to five introductory workshops on using accessing, analyzing, interpreting, and using data related to health disparities for representatives of community based efforts in multiple locations across the US. We need at least three persons with solid professional education (workshop) skills and experience working with community based efforts on data use to work with us on developing and implementing these workshops. If you know anyone (or more than one) that you think highly of to do this, please introduce me to them.

Practitioners or researcher who are good trainers would be best. Thanks!


David M. Chavis
Principal Associate/CEO
Community Science
438 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 519-0722 ext.109 (office)
301-519-0724 (fax) (Learn more about us) (Resources and discussions on SOC)

Community Science is a group practice of social change professionals who use knowledge to build healthy, just, and equitable communities.


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