Health and Wellness

Our Work


K-State Research and Extension is committed to the health and wellness of Kansas communities. Health and wellness describe physical, mental, financial, and social wellness, not just the absence of illness or injury. People with healthful lifestyles are healthier, happier, more productive, miss work less and have lower healthcare costs. Everything we do, feel, think and experience can affect our health.

K-State continues to educate, motivate and support Kansan's health with programs on stress management, physical activity, healthcare access, nutrition, community health, child development and financial well-being.

Learn about some of our health and wellness programs and initiatives below:

Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas is a health initiative that encourages participants to be more active, make healthier eating choices, and develop techniques to help reduce stress.

Stay Strong Stay Healthy

Certified instructors provide a safe, welcoming environment for this eight-week program focusing on strength, balance and flexibility for older adults.


Kansas SNAP-Ed supports low-income Kansans through a dual focus on nutrition and physical activity education. SNAP-Ed works with local and statewide organizations to improve policies, systems and environments that support healthy behaviors.

Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a health and wellness program that helps individuals learn strategies to lessen health risks associated with diabetes.

Suicide Prevention Training

Our Stress and Resiliency team provides training programs that educate people on how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to refer someone to mental health resources.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas –(SHICK)

A free program offering Kansans the opportunity to talk with trained community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues.

Living Well

Webinar Series

Sound Living

Radio Show