Making it easier to make healthy choices in Kansas City takes all of us. That is the focus of the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative (HLI). The HLI Working Group has met regularly over the last two years to expand the reach, adoption, and effectiveness of this effort. Starting in January 2015, a Planning Committee began meeting to broaden our efforts and get more community engagement.
This group is not a typical group—in addition to representatives from community programs and health care professionals, there are members of the public. The structure will not be that of a traditional board but rather a structure that allows shared leadership to oversee the key functions of planning, evaluating results, finding needed resources, advocating for policy and environmental changes and sharing our actions and progress.
Key principles for the Healthy Lifestyles Community Council: