Crawford County receives grant to prevent health issues

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. - Officials approved a contract with the Kansas Department of Health and Education to help prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

For the next two years, county and city governments will use the $240,000 grant to create plans for things like walking paths and bike trails. While the funds won't be used to actually construct paths, it will help pay for plans that need to be drawn up for each project.

Officials say so far, the county has seen good progress, thanks to this financial help.

"Try to promote healthier lifestyles and access to more nutritious food, things like that, that could help make our county, our citizens more health," says Crawford County Clerk Don Pyle.
Not only does it help promote a healthier lifestyle, Pyle says it could also help people save money in the long run.

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