Health Education & Promotion

Health Education and Promotion seeks to make Reno County a healthier place by promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. This department looks at local, state and national data, public policy, and best practices to promote and improve health in our community.

Health Education and Promotion staff act as a community resource for health and wellness initiatives, including:

  • Tobacco use prevention
  • Tobacco cessation - Kansas Tobacco Quitline
  • Physical activity and nutrition
  • Chronic disease prevention, such as: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity
  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Education

Tools for Better Health

Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, & Diabetes Self Management Workshops

are evidence-based programs developed by Stanford University. People with different chronic health problems (49% of adults have at lease one or more chronic health conditions) attend the workshop once a week for six weeks. Workshops are led by two trained leaders that have experience in dealing with chronic disease.

Stepping On Program offers older adult people (60 & over) a way of reducing falls, while at the same time increasing self-confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling. It covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, coping after a fall and understanding how to initiate a medication review. The Stepping On course consists of seven weekly classes that are each approximately two-hours in length, followed by an optional home assessment at three-months, and a six month follow-up class. For more information about Stepping On please visit Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging. Learn more and how to register HERE.

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. 

Benefits to You 

Walk With Ease will help you: 

  • Motivate yourself to get in great shape 
  • Walk safely and comfortably 
  • Improve your flexibility, strength and stamina 
  • Reduce pain and feel great 

Learn more and how to register HERE.

For more information or educational presentation requests, please fill out this form (PDF).

Our contact information is Health Education and Promotion at 620-259-8463 or email us.

Healthy People Build Strong Communities

Stepping On: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls