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About LiveWell Lawrence
The LiveWell Lawrence initiative began in 2008 when the Kansas Health Foundation issued an invitation to several Kansas communities to apply for funds to address 2 drivers of chronic disease: poor diet and physical inactivity. The Douglas County Community Foundation applied on behalf of our community and received funding.
Since then, a coalition of community leaders has developed several approaches which, taken together, may begin to nudge residents toward healthier futures. The approaches aim to change everyday places - neighborhoods, schools, after-school programs, workplaces, restaurants, and city streets - into environments where people thrive.
In 2012, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department was selected to provide coordinating services for LiveWell.
VisionCommunities where we all thrive
Leading a movement to build communities that support the health and well-being of all.