Working to make Allen County the healthiest rural community in Kansas
Bikes & Trails
Allen County is the King of Trails
Economic Development
Business Development & Growth • Fostering Entrepreneurship
Engage Communities • Honor Champions • Foster Conversations

What Is Thrive Allen County?

Thrive Allen County is the largest and most prominent rural health advocacy organization in Kansas. We work relentlessly to make Allen County the healthiest rural community in the state, a community that thrives both physically and fiscally.

In 2017, Thrive’s vision was recognized nationally, as Allen County won the prestigious Culture of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health.

What Do We Do?

Bikes & Trails

Thrive believes that bikes and trails are critical not only to improving the health of individuals, but the health of the community as a whole. Thrive has helped Allen County build over 27 miles of trails in the last decade.

Community Engagement

Thrive works by engaging the passion, vision, and energy of individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the quality of life in Allen County.

Economic Development

Thrive helps to encourage, develop, and recruit businesses that improve the vitality and resilience of the Allen County economy.


Thrive assists businesses and individuals in navigating the sometimes complex and intimidating healthcare system.

Healthy Lifestyles

Through programs, activities, and events, Thrive encourages people to improve their lives through healthy choices and daily activity.

Education & Advocacy

Thrive speaks up and speaks out on health issues, offers education on health topics, and provides mentoring and technical assistance to individuals and organizations working to improve their communities.

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