“The group is to be commended for their rich and deep conversation centering on effective ways to beat the virus locally. Their thoughtful discussion has prepared the group to launch a county-wide effort that invites community stakeholders to join the effort. The community connections represented by the group’s membership promises to spark community change.”
– Diane Nielson, 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.
- Sedgwick County Maternal Infant Health Coalition: Provide support to expecting and new parents by distributing COVID resources and baby items in addition to being a part of virtual baby showers.
- Kansas Appleseed: Distribute masks and organize encouraging messages for friends and family members of the Lawrence adult learning center who have been impacted by COVID-19.
- Iglesia Cristiana Refugió Adulam: Create a culture within the Wichita church that emphasizes social distancing and hand washing.
- KCKCC Fringe Benefits of Education (FBOE): Provide food and supplies for FBOE students at Kansas City Kansas Community College to support them in staying home and making healthy meals.
- Leavenworth County: Distribute masks to local businesses, social service organizations and schools in Leavenworth County.
By the Numbers
Action Plans Created: 258
Action Plans Pending: 680
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.