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EAT, MOVE AND BE HEALTHY
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We invite you to participate in Be Well University and embrace your health. Our community and its citizen's health is our priority. Get involved by choosing between a variety of programs and workshops that will educate and inspire you to learn much, live well and be healthy. With community support, you will engage with professionals and neighbors to build a culture of health. Join us in a health revolution to be your best self while supporting others.

Why should I care about health education?

Health education builds knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. It motivates individuals to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease and reduce risky behaviors.

Health education programs are designed to empower Derby residents to improve their health and quality of life. Programs are managed by the Derby Health Collaborative in partnership with the Bureau of Health Promotion within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). All programs are facilitated by trained and certified leaders. with years of experience in the health promotion field.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

    Living Well With IT - A chronic disease self management program
    Diabetes Self Management Program - Learn to live an optimal life with diabetes
    In Sickness and In HEALTH - Wellness speaker series

Healthy Eating
    Cooking Matters at the Store
- A guided grocery store tour
    Healthy Eating, Active Living Workshop Series
    Oaklawn Community Garden

Active Living
    Derby Walk Initiative
    Derby Walk Jamboree
    Let's Move Derby Community
    I Bike Derby

School Health
    Let's Move Derby Schools
    5210 Everyday!

Healthy Start
Safe Sleep Community Baby Shower
Safe Sleep Clinic


Quit Tobacco Forever
Free Help Available
About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.


Nicotine is a very addictive product and smokers need help to stop. Below is a free resource to assist the smoker on the journey toward quitting tobacco use forever.

Free Kansas Quit Line information.


WorkWell Kansas
Worksite health support
WorkWell KS is a state-wide initiative, funded by the Kansas Health Foundation and coordinated by the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care, that provides leadership and resources for businesses and organizations to support worksite health.  This initiative is an opportunity to engage and connect businesses, leaders, and  organizations throughout Kansas around worksite wellness.