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Posted on: November 18, 2019

LiveWell leaders honor Culture of Health Action Award winners

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Leadership with LiveWell Douglas County and community supporters gathered on Nov. 15 for the Annual Celebration Breakfast at the Lied Center Pavilion to celebrate achievements and progress in the past year with all of our community partners. 

Local elected officials and other community supporters also took a bus tour to site around the Douglas County that illustrated the influence of LiveWell partnerships toward achieving a healthier Douglas County. You can watch a video of the highlights of the celebration.

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Culture of Health Action Awards 

Sexual Violence Prevention

Jennifer Ananda, Lawrence Vice Mayor

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Healthy Kids

Tom Buller, horticulture agent with K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County

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WorkWell Douglas County

Ryan Rains, Meritrust Credit Union, for his work on offering financial wellness education in the community.

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Tobacco-Free Living

Douglas County Commission for passing Tobacco 21 legislation, 

Commission Chair Michelle Derusseau accepting the award.

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Healthy Built Environment

Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization board and staff

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Healthy Food for All

Baldwin City Summer Food Champions

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The Douglas County Community Foundation also presented the annual LiveWell Community Grants to 13 recipients:

  • Children’s Learning Center, CLC Indoor Fitness Room, $15,000
  • Eudora Schools Foundation, Cardinal Cycling and Cardinal Blocks, $11,000
  • Lawrence Schools Foundation, Early Childhood and Community Inclusive Playground at Kennedy, $10,000
  • K-State Research & Extension-Douglas County, increasing food security and access to healthy food for children $10,000
  • Midland Care Connection Inc., PACE Live Well in My Community Project, $10,000
  • USD 497, Getting Students Back on Bikes, $7,500
  • Lawrence Arts Center, SmART Moves $5,000
  • Rubber & Glue Co., Pollinator habitat and entryway enhancement at garden incubator, $5,000
  • Sunrise Project/LCFA, Farm to Summer, $4,500
  • Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, community garden, $3,085
  • Friends of Lawrence Area Trails, FLAT, building local capacity to fundriase for trails, $2,850
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels Inc., delivery bag upgrade and replacement, $2,250
  • Willow Domestic Violence Center, access to healthy meals project, $898