In an effort to inform the community and overcome uncertainty surrounding the efficacy of the COVID vaccine, Leadership Cowley County developed an action plan titled #COVIDVaccineChallenge. This plan includes providing information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting the virus as well as outlining the appropriate steps to take if you do become infected. Additionally, they plan to share stories of residents currently suffering from the virus or who have lost someone close to them to showcase how real this virus is in the Cowley community.

“There was a lot of energy generated in today’s meeting. RISE Cowley is committed to raising awareness, improving health, supporting collaboration, and energizing communities which makes their group ideal for taking on a project like #COVIDVaccineChallenge!”

– Yazmin Wood, Facilitator

More Community Action Plans

Here’s what else is new in grassroots efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

  • G-3 Girls Softball Group and Leadership Newton County: Purchase sanitizing supplies for sporting equipment, hygiene supplies for athletes and parents, and touchless thermometers for softball teams in Newton to ensure that athletes can safely engage in sports while curbing the spread of the virus.
  • E-Ship Rising: Develop a live QVC-type virtual shopping experience to expose customers who are not ready to shop in-store to more small KCK businesses and their merchandise.
  • Kansas Birth Equity Network: Create an awareness campaign around Wichita that addresses disparate health care services for African American women to increase the likelihood of vaccination participation and increase health agency for African American mothers and their families.
  • Leadership Garden City: Distribute mental health encouragement bags to the Finney County Health Department to pass out to residents utilizing their services as well as Garden City residents who request a bag.
  • Cawker City and Leadership Mitchell County: Create and distribute a guide to inform Cawker residents of the COVID resources available to them in their area.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 821
Meetings Completed: 846

Kansas Beats the Virus is a partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the State of Kansas to activate KLC’s statewide network to generate local solutions that slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the effort is to spark hundreds of small group meetings before the end of 2020.

Learn more about Kansas Beats the Virus and other action plans groups are developing.