May 22, 2023
Officials with the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Healthy Blue are partnering to invest in the mental health and well-being of Kansas youth. Healthy Blue – a collaboration of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Blue KC and Anthem Partnership Holding Company – has pledged $100,000 to the initiative. K-State associate professor and K-State Research and Extension specialist in youth development in the department of Applied Human Sciences and Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor of Health at Kansas State, Elaine Johannes, and Kansas 4-H youth development specialist in the Southwest Research-Extension Center, Amy Sollock, (saul-ick) say youth will be invited to participate in a series of “community conversations” in which they’ll be encouraged to share their views on what it looks like to live a healthy lifestyle, issues they struggle with, and more.
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