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Benjamin Anderson is the First Speaker in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Speaker Series


By Reno County Kansas Government


RENO COUNTY, Kan. — Benjamin Anderson, President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, was the first speaker in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Speaker Series Wednesday at the Hutchinson Public Library, sponsored by the Healthcare Access Task Force. Anderson spoke on the topic of Access to Care.

The Speaker Series continues:

June 26 – Mental Health Task Force

Presenting on: Mental Health

5:30 to 6:30 pm Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N Main St.

Sponsor: Mental Health Task Force

July 10 – Dakotah Sanders, Author and ACT Peer Support Specialist at Horizons

Presenting on: Substance Misuse

5:30 to 6:30 pm at Wool Market & DIY School, 420 N Main St, Hutchinson

Sponsor: Reno Recovery Collaborative

July 24 – David Jordan, President and CEO of United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Presenting on: Child Care

5:30 to 6:30 pm at Wool Market & DIY School, 420 N Main St, Hutchinson

Sponsor: Reno County Child Care Task Force

CHIP Speaker Series FB Event Flyer 2024 (1)Pathways to a Healthy Kansas, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield funding program, in partnership with Heal Reno County launched the speaker series addressing the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) initiatives.

Begun on June 12th, a series of events are featuring community leaders, speaking on different topics highlighted in the CHIP. The residents of Reno County are invited to join in on the conversation to learn and be engaged in the efforts being made to improve gaps of care and areas identified by the CHIP. “This is a great time for people to understand how much work is going on to better our community, make improvements to better the health of our people and provide access to specific types of care needed,” explains Candace Davidson, Health Promotion Supervisor for Reno County Health Department. “We are excited about who is presenting on topics and believe our community can have a great impact on the steps we are taking to work on areas in the CHIP.”

The speaker series gives people four different opportunities to be educated on four different topics and initiatives.

Beverages and snacks will be provided during the events, and all are welcome to attend. To learn more about the CHIP visit Reno County Community Health Improvement Plan link or connect with Heal Reno County to learn how to be involved.