Blog Posts By: David Toland

Allen County wins Culture of Health Prize

September 19, 2017


It is with tremendous excitement that we announce that our home — Allen County, Kansas — has been named as a 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize […]

Dear Bike, I like you. Let’s go see a movie! Love, Allen County Pedalfest

September 1, 2016


Establishing a culture of health in a small community takes many ingredients.  One of the most important is making active living normal—a regular part of daily routines for people in […]

Iola turns floodplain into oasis

April 16, 2015


In the summer of 2007 a 100-year flood hit rural Iola, Kansas (pop. 6000). Roughly 120 homes—primarily owned by low-to-moderate income Iolans—were destroyed. This punch to the gut was made […]

Southeast Kansas Uses County Health Rankings to ‘Thrive’

April 12, 2012


Today our guest blogger, David Toland, discusses how the recent county health rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation affects Southeast Kansas. You can find out how your county […]


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