MG Wellness Coalition to Host Community Meeting

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – Montgomery County Wellness Coalition (MCWC) is encouraging people from local communities to get involved in making a healthy change in their communities. Several meetings have been planned throughout the county that will enable local residents and community leaders to begin to work together to develop leadership and address the issues of tobacco use, physical inactivity and poor nutrition. 

“We know that each community has their own particular issues to address” says Marci Roberts, Coalition coordinator, “that’s why we are taking the initiative to visit in each town, professional facilitators will be present to host the sessions in each community.”

According to , Montgomery County is ranked 93rd out of 102 counties ranked in health outcomes, which is length of life and quality of life.  The data shown reflects the risk of dying before the age of 75 per 100,000 people.  Montgomery County is also ranked poorly for health factors, 101 out of 102, which measures health factors, clinical care and social and economic factors. 

Community meeting schedule: 
January 10th, Weds, 6:00PM, Big Cheese Pizza , 103 W. Main, Independence
January 11, Thurs, 6:00 PM, Cherryvale Community Center, 712 S. Liberty St., Cherryvale
 January 16, Tues., 6:00 PM, Sr. Citizens Activity Center, 601 Walnut, Coffeyville
January 17, Weds, 6:00 PM, City Hall Meeting room, 100 W. 4th St., Caney

“Come out and tell us how we can work together to make Montgomery County a better place to live, work and play”, says Roberts. 

The mission of the coalition is to improve the health of all Montgomery County residents by promoting programs, resources and policies that encourage healthy lifestyles. The Montgomery County Wellness Coalition is working with local communities and partners to build leaders that will promote healthy programs and policies.  For more information, contact Marci Roberts, Coalition Coordinator @; or 620-251-4210.


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