On September 19, Allen County, KS was announced as one of eight winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2017 Culture of Health Prize. As part of this recognition, RWJF created the following video of our community:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes Allen County for Transforming Rural Community Health IOLA, Kansas (September 19, 2017) Allen County, Kansas is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity […]
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The Allen County Bike Share program has added a new location in Iola at Allen Community College. Thrive Allen County has purchased 5 bikes through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to grow the Allen County Bike Share fleet to 20. The bikes are available free-of-charge for 24 hours at a time […]
The Allen County Bike Share program has added a new location in Humboldt at The Frame Shop. Thrive Allen County has purchased 5 bikes through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to grow the Allen County Bike Share fleet to 15. The bikes are available free-of-charge for 24 hours at a time […]
Iola’s trail system was in the running to be named Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year, and Iola won the poll by a landslide! Thrive Allen County will be presented the award for the 2017 Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year on Thursday, July 20 at 2pm at the Thrive Allen County conference room, 9 […]
Allen County is in the ribbon cutting business lately, and business is good! Velo +, a bike store with locations in Lenexa, KS and North Kansas City, MO, had its grand opening on April 29, with about 100 people attending in the pouring rain as downtown Iola welcomed its first retail bike store. A large crowd packed […]
Have you seen the new Allen County Bike Share bikes on the downtown Iola square? Thrive Allen County, in partnership with Velo+, has purchased 10 bikes for this pilot program. The bikes are located outside of Thrive Allen County and Wavefire Games and are available free-of-charge for 24 hours to anyone who can show an i.d. to employees […]
Allen County has been chosen as a finalist for the fifth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Please join a community-wide discussion about the future of Downtown Humboldt, on Wednesday, March 1, at 5:30 PM at the Room on the Square.
Thrive’s mission is to support and encourage programs, policies and resources that promote access to healthcare, healthy lifestyles, and positive community conversation that improves the well-being of residents of Allen County, Kansas.
Thrive Allen County
9 South Jefferson Avenue
Iola, KS 66749
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Allen County Events
- Sep 29, 2017
Buster Keaton Celebration: Celebrate the life and work of Buster Keaton
- Oct 4, 2017
International Walk to School Day: Help Allen County schoolchildren celebrate the freedom to walk and bike to school!
- Oct 7, 2017
Biblesta Run for the Son: 3K Walk and 5K Run, part of the Biblesta festival in Humboldt
- Oct 12, 2017
Farm City Days: City of Iola festival with carnival, parade, vendors and entertainment!
- Nov 17, 2017
Thrive Annual Dinner: Come help celebrate!