ECHO Programs & Activities
- Currently working with Cross Manufacturing to help them go "Smoke Free" in their facilities in a year's time.
- Provide educational articles and media information about a tobacco free lifestyle and environment.
- Provide "Smoke Free Dining" signs for restaurants who initiate this policy.
- Helped to implement the "Lifeskills" program in the Kinsley Offerle Elementary School. Lifeskills is a comprehensive education program that teaches children the skills to resist unhealthy and risky behaviors. This program is based on years of research that proves it works!
- Work with schools and community organizations to implement tobacco free activities for youth.
- Partner with the Edwards County Health Department to provide the Puff 'N Snuff Program and Poster Contest in Edwards County elementary schools.
- Partnered with Edwards County schools to review their Tobacco Free Grounds policies.
- Partner with Edwards County Extension to provide nutritional and physical education in Edwards County preschools and elementary schools with the Book In A Bag Program, Professor Popcorn, and Kids Walk Kansas.
- Partner with Edwards County Extension to provide nutritional physical education programming for adults with the Community Meltdown and Walk Kansas.
- Provide education for schools on healthy vending machine policies and provide healthy foods demonstrations in cafeterias.
- Provide information on smoking cessation and nutrition at Bi-monthly Health Fairs at the Hospital as well as the annual Men's and Women's Health Fairs.
- Established the Lewis Fitness Center.
- Partnered with the Edwards County Hospital to implement the Worksite Wellness program and have provided services to 20 Edwards County Businesses and 150 Edwards County employees.
- Helped establish an "Employee Meltdown" program at Medicalodges, Kinsley.
- Held Community Dance Classes in Kinsley in the Spring of 2009.
- Working to build a Walking Trail in Kinsley.
- Provide Kansas QuitLine information to clinics and doctors offices.
- Provide Quit Kits to the public.