Sunflower Bank Employees Join Local Kansas Organizations to Promote Health Equity
In a concerted effort to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of Barton County in Kansas embarked on a transformative journey in partnership with Communities Organizing to Promote Equity (COPE), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This initiative, known as the Local Health Equity Action Teams (LHEATs), is aimed at promoting health equity, particularly considering the pandemic’s impact on under-resourced communities.
Under the guidance of COPE, Barton County established a Local Health Equity Action Team (LHEAT) in early 2022, comprised of dedicated community leaders and community health workers (CHWs). These teams have been instrumental in creating opportunities for diverse stakeholders to work together in addressing health disparities, particularly those exacerbated by COVID-19.