Little Steps. Big Difference.

About Us

The mission of the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative is to work together to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy weight for all.

A team of Kansas City agencies launched the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative after participating in Collaborate for Healthy Weight, a nationwide initiative led by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Healthy Lifestyles Initiative is a movement for collaboration among partners using proven methods, building on current resources, integrating across sectors, and tracking what works.

Community partners across sectors are invited to sign up and create their own MAPPS for Change, our framework for community collaboration and alignment.

To learn more, take a look at the Fit-Tastic! Boot camp Presentation and The Healthy Lifestyles Charter. 

NEW! This April, through a project called Partners 4 Health, we are promoting the TMC Healthy Harvest Mobile Market and its new stop at the Linwood YMCA! Check out the Mobile Market for high-quality, low-cost fruits and veggies every Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00 p.m. at 3800 Linwood Blvd. (Then go in and check out the AMAZING newly renovated Linwood YMCA!)

More information and the full Mobile Market schedule can be found here. If you are interested in learn more, contact Emily Meissen-Sebelius


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