Thrive Allen County is pleased to announce that Allen County has been awarded a “Culture of Health” prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
A decade of leadership and investments have made Allen County Kansas a ‘Culture of Health’ model for rural communities across the nation.
Learn about the history and renovation of a historic building into Thrive’s new office and meeting space.
Thrive Allen County makes awards each year in November to organizations and individuals doing exceptional things in our community. We do this because good work deserves to be recognized, and because it’s important to celebrate success! Four awards are given for excellence in our primary program areas: Health and Wellness; Recreation; Education; and Economic Development. The Donna Talkington […]
Thrive purchased and moved into the Kress Building (9 South Jefferson) in July of 2016 to better fit our growing staff and needs. The building has been undergoing extensive renovations to turn it into our new home. We are excited to show you our newly renovated space on Tuesday, September 19! You are invited to join us at […]
Thrive is known as THE go-to place for Navigator assistance. Our Navigators have helped to reduce Allen County’s uninsured rate from 21% in 2013 to 10% in 2016. Over four Open Enrollments our Navigators have seen more than 1,000 people, assisting consumers with applications, enrollment into insurance plans and educating them on how to understand […]
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 […]
Thrive Allen County has been working statewide to support rural communities and coalitions within the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant program. Thrive was chosen to consult with Pathways grantees based on our growth and knowledge in the core areas of the Pathways program: healthy eating, tobacco cessation and […]
Beginning this summer Thrive is offering a new Diabetes Prevention Program to help residents prevent Type 2 diabetes. The program is designed to create lasting lifestyle changes in participants. A lifestyle coach works to educate participants in the skills they need to make lasting changes—losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and […]
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 […]
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!