Creating healthy communities is a process and requires a variety of leadership skills. In this training, explore how to draft effective written documents to create meaningful, equitable and enforceable community initiatives to support healthful behaviors, like healthy eating and active living. This session outlines key Kansas laws impacting local initiatives and identify opportunities to incorporate an equity lens into community efforts to increase access to healthy food, physical activity, and reduce tobacco use. The training includes:

  • Understanding how to use an equity lens to positively impact low-income communities, communities of color and the rural/urban dichotomy;
  • Using the drafting effective policy tool to develop written documents; and
  • Identifying policy options available to impact healthy food, active transportation and tobacco control, including state laws impacting local efforts.

Speaker: Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center


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