Community Health Advocates Discuss Strategies To Improve Community Health

By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A group of health, recreation and community advocates converged on the Capital City to discuss strategies to improve community health.

Mayor Larry Wolgast and Shawnee County Commission Chairperson Shelly Buhler welcomed attendees to the 7th Annual Kansas Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit.

The summit featured 20 break-out sessions focusing on active living, including a session focusing on developing bicycle trails.

Topeka recently hired a bikeways planner, which advocates say is an important concern in attracting growth.

Among other topics discussed was access to healthy, affordable foods through grassroots programs.


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