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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Wyandotte County Community Health Assessment Wraps Up With Listening Sessions

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(Wyandotte County, KS) -   The Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas Public Health Department and community partners will be hosting five listening sessions across the county. These listening sessions are designed to present findings from the comprehensive community health assessment and provide opportunities for community members to give feedback about priority health issues. The following are the dates and locations for each:

Monday, May 22


USD 500 Admin Bldg.

2010 N 59 St., KCK 66104

Monday, May 22


West Wyandotte Library

1737 N 82 St, KCK 66112

Co-hosted by K-State Research & Extension

Thursday, May 25


Bonner Springs Community Center

200 E 3rd St

Bonner Springs, KS


Co-hosted by Mayors Harrington and McTaggart

Thursday, June 1


Community Health Council

803 Armstrong, KCK 66101

Co-hosted by HNMA, CABA and Downtown Shareholders

Wednesday, June 7


South Branch Library

3104 Strong Avenue, KCK 66106

Co-hosted by RDA and Turner Community Connections

Each listening session will include:

  • A brief report on seven key issues or conditions identified by community members  that affect health in Wyandotte County
  • Opportunities for community members to share their perspective about priorities
  • An occasion for community members to provide thoughts about possible solutions

The feedback provided by community members will be used in selecting a set of priorities to be addressed through planning and collaborative action through a Community Health Improvement Plan.

“Community input has been gathered at each step of the community health assessment process. These listening sessions provide an opportunity to share what we have learned in the assessment with community residents, and to hear back from residents concerning their opinions of prioritizing health strategies,” said Terry Brecheisen, Unified Government Public Health Department Director.

The community health assessment is a comprehensive, countywide effort to understand the health status of Wyandotte County residents, and factors that have an impact on health.  Led by a steering committee of more than 20 community partners, the community health assessment began in November 2016. The issues identified in the community health assessment and selected as priorities will be the subject of planning efforts to occur between June and December 2017. 

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