Our hospital/organization (listed below), hereby affirms our commitment to exploring opportunities that provide greater access to healthy food and beverage options for hospital employees, patients and visitors. We are aware our involvement helps to establish strong community norms for healthier living and are willing to learn more about making healthy food/beverage policy changes to help all employees and patients live longer and better lives. We will accept information and assistance from Healthy Kansas Hospitals and Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation (KHERF) that has the potential to establish a corporate culture that encourages key leadership strategies for a healthy food and beverage environment.
Healthy Kansas Hospitals and KHERF shall provide education on what is deemed healthy and on overall implementation; web tools to assist in vendor and food policy changes; assistance for food service staff implementing changes; access to press releases on the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative; publicity in the form of press releases and being listed on the HKH website highlighting changes made related to this initiative; and opportunities for shared expertise and interaction with peers.
We may participate and take advantage of the resources that fit our needs, progress, and interest; we will provide information on our progress toward the adoption of policies affecting access to healthier food and beverage options available on site.
We have identified a primary point of contact to participate in this initiative.
As major employers in the community and the primary source of health care in many communities, hospitals have the opportunity to establish strong community norms and influence the health decisions of the public. Healthy Kansas Hospitals is committed to helping members provide the healthiest environments possible for their employees and community.