Mission & Purpose

The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition works cooperatively with citizens and groups throughout the City of Manhattan and Riley County to develop community norms that support healthy behaviors and environments. Our mission is to create a healthy, equitable community for our residents through policy, system, environmental, and personal change.

The coalition has been successful in improving access to healthy foods, reducing exposure to tobacco in public parks, and advocating for bicycle/pedestrian-friendly environments. We have expanded our scope of work to address needs identified in the 2015 Community Needs Assessment for Riley County. In 2017, workgroups formed to put the results into action. Workgroups include nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and access and coordination of services.

For the full 2015 Community County Needs Assessment click here

For more recent health data visit the County Health Rankings Website