WICHITA, Kan. – A community or state is only as strong as the people who go above and beyond to serve others. That’s the spirit behind the annual Kansas Health Foundation Civic Health Heroes awards. This year, 19 Kansans are being honored as Civic Health Heroes, as part of ongoing efforts by KHF to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of those around them.
“The spirit of community is best exemplified by lending a helping hand, going the extra mile or taking on the roles no one else wants or thinks to do,” said Steve Coen, KHF president and CEO. “It’s a pleasure to honor and recognize this year’s Civic Health Heroes. Each and every one of them demonstrates a commitment and character that needs to be celebrated.”
Here are the 19 recipients of the 2018 KHF Civic Health Hero awards, as well as their home county:
Nominations for the Civic Health Heroes program are accepted each year during National Volunteer Week, which this year was April 15-21. Final award recipients are then selected based on received nominations.
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) is a nonprofit organization based in Wichita but statewide in its focus. At KHF, all our work centers on our mission: to improve the health of all Kansans. As part of a new strategic framework, developed by our staff and board of directors, KHF also strives to accomplish three primary purposes: empower Kansas to lead the nation in health; eliminate the inequities that create health disparities; and, for KHF to become THE model for philanthropic impact.
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