The teacher who starts a free tutoring clinic after school
The next-door neighbor who checks on seniors and shut-ins during the winter
The high schooler who finds time to coach a youth soccer team
The small-town mayor who volunteers to serve her community
These are just a few examples of how everyday people can be Civic Health Heroes – citizens who engage in their communities, and whose time and talents are making Kansas a healthier place to live, work and play. Our state ranks among the top ten nationally for confidence in institutions, volunteering, and several measures of community engagement*, so we’re certain to find Civic Health Heroes all across Kansas.
Help us honor those who make your community a better place by nominating** them to be a Civic Health Hero.
It’s never to early to start planning for next year. In 2019, National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, and at that time we will once again be accepting nominations. Help us honor more outstanding individuals in 2019!
* From: http://www.ncoc.org/research/2016kschi/
** The Kansas Health Foundation and its partners reserve the right to decline any nomination that may be offensive, demeaning or discriminatory toward an individual or group. Reasons for nomination must not contain any profane language. Nomination or subsequent honoring of individuals does not constitute the endorsement of a particular individual, group or activity by the Kansas Health Foundation.
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