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Reno County Health Educator Wins Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award

Reno County, Kan. – Seth Dewey, Health Educator with the Reno County Health Department, won the 2022 Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award, recognizing his outstanding contribution to community prevention efforts. Dewey was presented the award during the annual Kansas Prevention Conference October 27-28, 2022, in Wichita.

The award is given to an individual who has shown leadership in their community prevention efforts and leads in a way that others want to follow. The person awarded has shown to be a leader for local community action and change.

Dewey said that he was nominated for his work with the Reno Recovery Collaborative, which consists of Reno County citizens and organizations who are committed to the reduction of harm caused by the substance use epidemic. The web site, www.renorecoveryks.com, is a resource tool created for Reno County citizens. The site is designed to help the community overcome the dangers of substance abuse by providing online digital resources and screening tools for people who may be struggling with substance abuse.

Dewey has been with the Reno County Health Department since January 6, 2020.

For more local information, education, and specific activities on substance misuse, or if you want to get involved in the Reno Recovery Collaborative, please contact Seth Dewey at [email protected].