Quality of Life Coalition staff members, Vicki Gieber and Pat Brehm, were recently recognized as Individual Health Champions by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Governor’s Council on Wellness.

Vicki and Pat were recognized for their work to make Dickinson County a healthier place.

Vicki Gieber and Pat Brehm are dedicated members of the Quality-of-Life Coalition in Dickinson County and have played a crucial role in the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant since 2020. Their focus on addressing social determinants of health has resulted in several positive developments, including the implementation of commercial tobacco-free policies in several areas throughout their community. They also partnered with a long-term care center to establish a resident-led garden and were instrumental in constructing a walking path at a hospital in Abilene.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Press Release, January 11, 2024

Congratulations to Vicki and Pat and thank you for your commitment to quality of life for those living, working, learning, and playing in Dickinson County!

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