• Healthy Eating
    The food choices you make affect your health not only for today, but for tomorrow and the future.
    Small changes in the way you think about food can make huge changes in the way you feel and the way you live.
  • Tobacco
    Quitting smoking not only lengthens your lifespan but it also improves your overall quality of life– and the lives of people around you. Within just 12 hours of smoking cessation, the carbon monoxide level in your bloodstream will be visibly reduced. And the health benefits keep coming!
  • About Us
    The Healthy Harvey Coalition works to improve the overall health of our community. By working through policies, systems and environmental change, we are making it easier for residents to choose healthier lifestyle options. From better options for bicyclists and pedestrians to ending tobacco dependence and learning to plan more balanced meals and playdates, our goal is to make Harvey County a healthier place to live.
  • Photo Gallery
    Healthy Harvey Coalition events are a way for our community to enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. See how much fun it is to be healthy together!
  • Physical Activity
    It's easy to add healthy activity to your daily life without having to commit to a gym regimen. Bicycling and walking daily can be a big step toward better health. So can tossing a ball outside with your family or pets.

What's New

Join us for a workshop with Mark Fenton
On April 11, Mark will be in Newton for a workshop on how to build a thriving community by making your town more bike and walk friendly.  From noon until 5 pm, there will be a keynote from Mark, mini walk audits (wear walking shoes!) and time to work with others from your community on how we can use the information to make getting around in a car, on a bike, or by foot or wheel safer and easier.  To register, click here.

And, if you want to learn even more, join us for the morning session and learn how a walk audit is conducted.  This will be a "feet-on" opportunity, so wear walking shoes and be prepared to get your step count up for the day. To register for the morning session email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who should attend?  Anyone!  If you want your community to be healthier and more economically vibrant, you should attend - even if you don't walk or ride a bike regularly. 

[funded by a grant from Kansas Health Foundation.  The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy dedicted to improving the health of all Kansans.  For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit www.kansashealth.org.]

The Harvey County Food and Farm Council will meet on March 6, 2016 from 4 pm to 5 pm in the Pine Street Health Services Community Room, 215 S. Pine St, Newton, 2nd Floor.  Meetings are open to the public.

On November 10, 2015 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report that looked at 30 factors that contribute to how long and how well Kansans live - and where health gaps occur.  Read more here.

Thank you Newton City Commission for adopting a Bicycle Master Plan for the City of Newton!

LaLeche meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm.  Call 316-727-2101 for meeting location.

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