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Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation Receives Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grant

Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation
Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion program is pleased to announce Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation is the recipient of a Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community grant. 

In total, the State Fiscal Year 2024 CDRR program covers: 17 grantees, 30 counties and 1,993,817 Kansans (67.8 percent of the total Kansas population).

The CDRR Community Grant Program provides funding, training and technical assistance to communities to address chronic disease risk reduction through evidence-based strategies that impact tobacco use, physical activity and nutrition.  Strategies include reducing secondhand smoke exposure, preventing youth from using tobacco, promoting tobacco treatment and the Kansas Tobacco Quitline, increasing physical activity, and improving community nutrition.

“This program empowers local communities to take significant steps toward reducing chronic disease and improving overall health,” KDHE Section Director for Community Health Promotion Mende Barnett said.  “We are excited to support and collaborate with our grantees to achieve these important health goals across Kansas.”

The Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 2008 with a vision to cultivate and support a culture of health for greater North Central Kansas, including Mitchell, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Republic and Smith Counties.