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We invite you to participate in Be Well University and embrace your health. Our community and its citizen's health is our priority. Get involved by choosing between a variety of programs and workshops that will educate and inspire you to learn much, live well and be healthy. With community support, you will engage with professionals and neighbors to build a culture of health. Join us in a health revolution to be your best self while supporting others.

Why should I care about health education?

Health education builds knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. It motivates individuals to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease and reduce risky behaviors.

Health education programs are designed to empower Derby residents to improve their health and quality of life. Programs are managed by the Derby Health Collaborative in partnership with the Bureau of Health Promotion within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). All programs are facilitated by trained and certified leaders. with years of experience in the health promotion field. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

  • Living Well With IT - A chronic disease self-management program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program - Learn to live an optimal life with diabetes
  • Diabetes Prevention Program- Prevent T2


Healthy Eating

  • Cooking Matters at the Store
  • Healthy Eating, Active Living Workshop Series
  • The Real Skinny on Fat
  • Keto Masterclass
  • The Kitchen-educational cooking classes
  • Oaklawn Community Garden

Active Living

  • StoryWalk
  • Derby Walks Initiative
  • Move Your Way
  • I Bike Derby

School Health

  • 5210 Everyday!

Healthy Start

  • Safe Sleep Community Baby Shower
  • Safe Sleep Seminar
  • Baby Talk 

Behavioral Health

  • 8 to GREAT
  • 8 to Your Ideal Weight


Quit Tobacco Forever

Free Help Available

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.

Nicotine is a very addictive product and smokers need help to stop. Below is a free resource to assist the smoker on the journey toward quitting tobacco use forever.

Free Kansas Quit Line information.


WorkWell Kansas

WorkWell KS is a state-wide initiative, funded by the Kansas Health Foundation and coordinated by the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care, that provides leadership and resources for businesses and organizations to support worksite health.  This initiative is an opportunity to engage and connect businesses, leaders, and organizations throughout Kansas around worksite wellness.