Derby Health Collaborative

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Derby Health Collaborative

The Derby Health Collaborative (DHC) is a group of organizations in Derby and USD 260 that have come together to fulfill a common mission - to improve the health and well-being of the citizens residing in the USD 260 community. Formed in 2010, DHC is composed of community organizations, policy makers, businesses, health providers and community residents working together to be powerful advocates for legislation, organizational and environmental change. As a network, we provide an opportunity for joint planning, system-wide problem solving and collaborative policy development to ensure that the voices of all community sectors are represented in public health prevention programs.

2021 Year End Report 
2020 Year End Report
2019 Year End Report 


To create a community culture that values health above all else.


To improve the health and well-being of the citizens residing in the USD 260 community.


  1. Educate and engage community members where they live, work, worship, play, and learn.
  2. Analyze local health issues to influence effective action.
  3. Shape policies, systems and sustainable environments that promote health and quality of life.
  4. Create sustainable, community-based improvements that address the root causes of chronic disease and promote self management of disease.
  5. Learn from other’s efforts to be prepared so future health challenges are met.


  • Avoid tobacco and nicotine use
  • Exercise 30 minutes most days 
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables
  • Get regular medical and dental care, including routine screenings and immunizations
  • Avoid risky behaviors (i.e. drug and alcohol misuse, UVA exposure, texting while driving, etc.)
  • Acquire behavioral/mental health care when needed
  • Utilize safety measures (i.e. cross walks, car seats, seat belts, bike helmets, etc.)
  • Keep a healthy home environment
  • Membership is free and meetings are once a month. Please join us as we work together to make USD 260 the healthiest it can be!

DHC Brochure                     Membership Form

For more information on how to become a part of the Derby Health Collaborative, please contact us.

DHC Partners

American Family InsuranceDopps Chiropractic
Amerigroup Gage Chiropractic
Arthur J Gallagher & CompanyGraceMed
Brackeen ChiropracticHealth ICT
Carr OptometryKansas Academy of Family Physicians
City of DerbyKomen/SE KS Cancer Partnership
Community, Margo McDonald K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County
Community, Joan MajorLifestyle Strategies, INC
Community, Mandy ReyMcConnell Air Force Base 
Community, Maureen ClarkMulvane Family MedCenter
Community/Butler Community CollegeNuLife Insights 
Derby Chamber of CommerceOaklawn Community Center
Derby Community FoundationOxford Senior Living
Derby Family MedCentersParents As Teachers
Derby NutritionRiordan Clinic
Derby Public LibrarySunflower Health Plan 
Derby Public SchoolsThe Little Clinic
Derby Recreation CommissionWichita State University
Derby Senior Center Woodlawn United Methodist Church