Health Resources

by | Jul 14, 2016 |

Supertracker - Healthy Eating and Goal Setting

The “MyPlate, MyWins” video series visits six families from across America – Rocio, Shelley, Bryan & Keah, Lilac & PJ, Candice & James, and Carol & Brad. Watch how they make healthy choices that work for their family lives, while teaching their kids healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Real life can be hard – eating healthy doesn’t have to be!  Click here to view the video

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling. Log In or Create a Profile to get started today!

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NEW: SuperTracker Groups and Challenges SuperTracker groups allow groups of people to use SuperTracker together. Anyone can create a group and invite others to join (e.g., teachers, parents, worksite wellness coordinators, or health professionals). Group leaders can run reports of food and physical activity data group members agree to share and/or create a healthy eating challenge. Create a challenge for your group to encourage healthy eating and physical activity through friendly competition. Choose from ready­made MyPlate Challenges or create your own custom challenge. Check out the groups and challenges fact sheet and start on yours here

Special Olympics’ guide, “Realizing the Bright Future of Your Child with an Intellectual Disability”, is a valuable resource for families with children with intellectual disabilities,  The guide outlines treatments, therapies, supports and services that can help a child with ID reach their potential throughout their life. Download this great resource here.Special Olympics’ guide, “Realizing the Bright Future of Your Child with an Intellectual Disability”, is a valuable resource for families with children with intellectual disabilities,  The guide outlines treatments, therapies, supports and services that can help a child with ID reach their potential throughout their life. Download this great resource here.

Oral Hygiene Booklet   A guide to having healthy teeth and gums

Caregivers Guide to Oral Health

Free Cancer Screenings Statewide:

Throughout the year, the MCA offers a variety of outreach programs focused on cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship, which are conducted at member sites and other sites across the region. Some programs can be offered in Spanish. Through a site visit and assessment, the MCA staff will work with members to determine the most appropriate outreach programs to best serve the members’ needs and address the cancer burden in that area. Programs include:

Community Resources to Support your Family Fitness Goals

Community Resources to Help you Create or Support your Nutritional Goals
Personal Stories of Success to Motivate and Inspire you to Keep on Track

If you have an inspirational story to share, contact Donna Zimmerman,,913.236.9290 x112.

Health Resources by Regions


City of Hays (Hays Visitors Bureau)

Hays Medical Center (Center for Health Improvement)

  • The Center for Health Improvement is more than a first class fitness and wellness facility. It’s a friendly, member-oriented community with experienced professionals who extend a warm welcome to see that you are fully supported to succeed in your goals. Come and see why The Center is the only Accredited Medical Fitness Facility in Kansas as well as voted the #1 Wellness Center in Hays by the HDN people’s choice for the past seven years. At The Center, you’ll find the best of everything: facilities, equipment and fitness professionals dedicated to helping you get the most out of your workout. Plus, you’ll find convenient personal services that make it easier to fit your sport or exercise routine into your busy life. No other fitness center in Hays offers you so much.
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  • Healthy Living  YMCA of Dodge City offers different fitness classes and personal training for members. Contact: Stacie Droste (Health Living Director) 620-225-8157. In addition, SOKS participants can use the facility with use restricted to Monday-Friday between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. There must be one caregiver to each 10 athletes and they must remain with the participants.  Staff/Caregivers/Family Members without a membership will not be able to use the facility when not accompanied by athletes.
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Dodge City Community College

Wellness Center  To assist individuals with aerobic workouts, the Wellness Center offers a wide range of cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes and rowing machines.  Our individual weight plated machines help to develop tone, muscular strength and endurance. An indoor walking/jogging track, an outdoor fitness trail, and racquetball courts are also available to Wellness Center participants. Memberships for community members are $130/semester. Contact: Annie Romanello, Director (620) 227-9219

Kansas City and Metro Region
Kansas City

Down Syndrome Physical Activity Study – The University of Kansas is doing a research study for adults with Down Syndrome. Please view the flyer for detailed information. Contact Jessie at 785-864-0782 or for more information and eligibility requirements.

KU Flyer – 2017 – The University of Kansas is doing a research study..  Please view the flyer for detailed information  Contact Andrew at or 785-764-3770 or visit,  for more information and eligibility requirements.

KCFitnessLink offers classes in Yoga, Cross Fit and Zumba

Health Fair – Seton Center
The Seton Center holds an annual Health Fair in the spring, March-April.  Check their events page for details.

Generally provides free health, vision, and oral health screenings along with health information and exhibits, fire truck tours, free bike helmet fittings for the first 50 children, face painting, balloon animals, fitness activities, the seatbelt simulator and car rollover simulator, job opportunities with QuikTrip, door prizes, and free hot dogs and chips.

Seton Center
2816 East 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO  64127

Champions Special Ministries
Champions Special Ministries, located in Overland Park, KS is a non-profit organization that provides programming for children and young adults with special needs. Events include monthly themed night outs (6:30-8:30 p.m.) and 3-5 day, Summer Day Camps in the Kansas City Metro area for children and young adults with Special Needs, ages 6-28.
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Johnson County Parks and Rec

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  • Special Populations The Special Population program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District provides fun, educational and socializing activities for members of the Johnson County community with special needs. Our programs include fun and exciting events such as dances, movie nights, day trips and overnight stays.  We strive to make a positive impact by enhancing the lives of our special participants and their families.
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  • Health events: Explore different health and wellness events through Eventful, a browser page that allows you to search for events in your city.  There are many events to discover, from health fairs to yoga in the park!

Shawnee Mission Medical (Health)

Greater KC YMCA

  • Challenger flyer and programs: The Y Challenger program gives individuals 3-30+ years old with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through recreational and social programming. Children and young adults with special needs will improve physical fitness, experience personal growth, have fun and develop friendships through healthy Challenger activities.
  • Nutrition Personal Training and Weight Loss: Guided weight loss program for members focused on making permanent healthy lifestyle changes.The program is ongoing, so you can start at any time.
  • Group Exercise: Come connect with other members while you get a workout in one of our many group exercise classes, no matter your experience level. Choose from a variety of group exercise classes ranging from Cycle to Zumba to get a great workout and make new friends and reconnect with old ones.


KU Med Center Exercise Study for Adults with Down Syndrome 

KU is looking for new participants to start the KUMC Exercise Study for Adults with Down Syndrome. The study is a 12 week exercise program delivered through a provided iPad tablet computer. Participants exercise in a group setting for 30 minutes once or twice a day. All participants receive a Fitbit HeartRate band they get to keep at the end of the study. Download the flyer for details.

Parks and Rec

Special Populations The Special Populations Division offers both adapted and integrated leisure recreational activities and programs for all individuals with disabilities. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department encourages individuals with disabilities to consider all programs offered by the department. Contact: Annette Deghand 785-832-7920

Lawrence Health Department

Flouride Clinic, first Thursday of the month from 1-4 p.m.  A free, walk-in dental flourice clinic for children, ages 6 months to 18 years old who are uninsured or are on KanCare. A parent or guardian must be present.   Lawrence-Douglas Health Dept., 200 Main Street, Lawrence, 66044.  Contact 785-843-0721

LiveWell Lawrence, Community Coalition

LiveWell Lawrence works to make it easier for Douglas County, Kansas, residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active and live tobacco free. Contact: (785) 843-3060


RunLawrence is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to promoting safe, enjoyable, and family-friendly running in and around the Lawrence community.

Red Dog’s Dog Days

Red Dog’s Dog Days is a free fitness program open to all members of the Lawrence, KS community. If you haven’t attended a workout before, joining is simple. There’s no cost to participate. Simply show up for any of the scheduled workouts and look for the check-in spot. Usually starts in June.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

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  • Classes and Events – LMH provides a variety of different fitness, wellness, and healthy living  classes and events to the public. Contact: 785-749-5800 to enroll into a class
  • Drop in Wellness Coaching – The role of a wellness coach is to help individuals identify personal reasons for pursuing greater wellness, and to enhance motivation for behavior and lifestyle changes using evidence-based strategies. Help for those who are wanting to set goals towards improving their nutrition or exercise habits; managing stress; losing weight or stopping smoking.

Manhattan Parks and Rec

Riley County Health Department

  • Community Health Promotions and Wellness: Contact: 785-776-4779 Katie Olson
  • Community Health Promotions page  Riley County Health works to find resources to help you be successful in improving or maintaining your good health.  They collaborate with health specialists, schools, community partners, and civic groups to determine community health needs and availability of service that will provide you with opportunities for exercise, safety, and improved nutrition

K-State Research and Extension

  • Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program EFNEP helps young families and youth with limited resources—those most at risk to suffer from hunger, food insecurity and the inability to connect with available support systems.  EFNEP offers practical lessons in basic nutrition, food preparation, food budget management and food safety in settings convenient for the participants.  Contact: Sandy Proctor, EFNEP Coordinator and Extension Specialist, Maternal and Child Nutrition, (785) 532-1675

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas – Federally qualified patient centered health center dedicated to providing quality health care to everyone regardless of the ability to pay.
Medical and behavioral appointments: 620-231-9873 Dental clinic: 866-396-6788

Crawford County Health Department – Offers services that include: blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin screenings, chronic disease risk reduction services, immunization services, Kan Be Healthy program (offers eligible children for screenings), Women Infant and Children Services (WIC)


  • Special Pops Softball League
  • Softball League for Special Populations. Click on the link for schedule details.  If interested , sign up in advanced at the PPRD office located at Lincoln Center, 710 W 9th Street.  For more information contact the office, 620-231-8310.
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Pinamonti Wellness Center

  • Pinamonti Wellness Center is the most advanced fitness center in the Four-States area, but it’s much more than just about working out, it goes beyond that. They focus on both body and mind in an environment that promotes well-being. They offer everything you need to fully achieve your goals, from the most advanced physical fitness equipment, innovative classes, and personal training, to amenities that round out a comprehensive experience.
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Parks and Rec

Salina Parks and Rec Therapeutic Recreation – provides transport to YMCA and other events for individuals with disabilities.

  • Cooking Classes  Sign up through Salina Parks and Rec or call 785-309-5765
  • 5k Wag-a-thon – 3.1 mile walk or run to benefit Salina Animal Shelter, usually a Saturday morning in October. Event is held at the Webster Conference Center, 2601 Ohio St. Contact Parks and Rec for date and time. Participate with or without a leashed dog.
  • Therapeutic Rec Programs: Afternoon movie, Bowling, Cooking classes, craft classes, design time, painting class, trips, etc… Contact is Linnette 785-309-5765  @ Salina Parks and Rec.

Description: The Adult Special Populations Program runs year round and is adapted to provide recreation to those Adults with special needs ages 18 and older. A monthly calendar, registration form, and newsletter (News & Views) is published stating dates of activities, times, locations, fees, and other important information.

Salina County Health Department 

Maternal and child health care services, health education, women infant and children services (WIC) and clinical services that include family planning services, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment, communical disease prevention and immunization services.

Central Kansas Mental Health Center

Free walk-in mental health screenings for people ages 18 and older from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month at 809 Elmhurst, Salina.  Contact Public Education officeat CKMHC 785-823-6322 or 800-794-8281
Screenings consist of a written questionnaire and include bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in addition to depression. Anyone unable to attend the walk-in screening may call to schedule an individual screening at no charge.


  • Healthy Eating Meetings: Free nutrition counseling, Mondays at 5pm, Dr. Tina Guerrero,  816-550-8348
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  • In partnership with Salina Parks and Rec, SOKS athletes and individuals with disabilities have access to Salina YMCA free of charge on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 3-4 p.m. Includes use of the cardiovascular equipment in the Health and Wellness Center. Salina Parks and Rec will provide transportation starting at 2 p.m. Contact 785-309-5765 and ask for Special Populations for more information.
  • In addition, there are Cooking Classes throughout the year. Call 785-309-5765 to sign up

Salina Walk

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    • Description: Join Mary as she walks the streets of Salina! The walk is a tribute to a family friend of Mary’s; he walked New York and finished at the Empire State Building.  Mary walks Saturdays at 9 am.

Greater Wichita YMCA

SOKS participants are restricted to use of the facilities from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m on Monday through Friday; 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturdays; and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sundays. The Downtown location cannot be used from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  There must be 1 staff member to each 3 participants and staff/caregivers/family members must remain with the participants in all areas that are being utilized. Staff/caregivers/family members without personal memberships cannot use the facilities when not accompanied by athletes.

Health and Wellness Coalition, Wichita

  • The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita (HWC) promotes people, programs and policies in the community to help ensure sustainable community changes that advocate healthy living. HWC fosters long term partnerships among public health, private business, municipal government, community advocates, planners, developers, schools and neighborhoods.
  • Get Active Kansas  Description: The Governor’s Council of Fitness has launched a new campaign focusing on fitness and to address the rising rates of obesity in Kansas called Get Active! Kansas. The purpose of Get Active! Kansas is to help Kansan’s realize the tremendous benefits of physical activity and to take action to achieve a greater level of physical activity, with a goal of 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.

1. walk during the month of October
2. keep track and log your minutes
3. win great prizes
4. enjoy better health

City of Wichita Parks and Recreation

Sedgwick County Health Department

  • Get Healthy Homepage Sedgwick County Health Department offers information regarding healthy eating and exercise on their website.