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Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) is a grant funded program that mainly focuses on Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation.

Additional goals include:

  • Improving Nutrition and Access to Healthy Foods 
  • Increasing Physical Activity

Barton County Health Department serves as coordinating agency for CDRR work in Barton, Rice, and Stafford Counties.  CDRR Coordinator is Janel Rose, Public Health Educator.

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2017 Strategies are:

Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation

  • Tobacco Free Policy Projects at Schools
  • Tobacco Prevention Education & Cessation Referral
  • Brief Tobacco Intervention Training for Healthcare Providers and Tobacco Quitline Promotion
  • Tobacco Free Parks Policies

         Quitline Fact Sheet 

         Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act


The Kansas Tobacco Quitline www.KSquit.org or

1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) provides:

  • FREE one-on-one coaching to help tobacco users quit. 
  • Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week online or by phone. 
  • Trained Quit Coaches 
  • Support to create an individual plan to quit tobacco and fight cravings. 

This FREE service is available to Kansans who are ready to quit any form of tobacco. The Quitline is provided through a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Alere Wellbeing.

Improving Nutrition & Access to Healthy Foods

  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Increasing Physical Activity

  • Complete Streets-Smart Growth Policies


Central Kansas Partnership    Prevention coalition of parents, professionals and concerned citizens from Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Stafford, and Rush Counties.

Central Kansas Partnership Task Forces:  

  • CDRR Tobacco Action Team
  • Be Well Barton County 
  • Central Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition 
  • Suicide Prevention Task Force
  • Alcohol Prevention Task Force
  • Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Community Leadership on Emerging Issues 

See  Prevention  section for more details.



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