Healthy Communities Advocacy

Our policy team puts their experience and expertise to use speaking out for policies that make our bi-state, 9-county region a healthier place to live — with healthy, affordable food and safe places to walk, bike and play.

 

Current Initiatives

COVID-19 Policy Resources
Our policy team has collected information and resources about food access, food policy, food systems and physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kansas Sales Tax on Food
We are leading the charge to reduce the burden of food sales taxes in Kansas. At 6.5%, the tax is second highest in the nation. Learn how it hurts Kansans and how you can help.

 

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Publications

Better by Bus: Ways to Improve Grocery Shopping by Bus in the Kansas City Metro (2019)
Community Use of School Property in Missouri (2017)
Season Extension Activities in Kansas: Legal Issues and Local Policy Options (2017)
Kansas Sales Tax on Food Report Series (2015)
A Guide to Operating Farmers Markets in Kansas (2014)

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