Live Well Crawford County announced today that Matt O’Malley has joined the team as the new grant coordinator and community liaison for the HCI (Healthy Communities Initiative) Health Equity in Kansas grant.
The health equity grant was recently awarded to Live Well by the Kansas Health Foundation and is a $262,500 grant with a grant cycle which started July 1, 2017, and extends through December 31, 2020.
O'Malley joins Live Well having most recently served as the Site Director for the Lord’s Diner in Pittsburg and has been instrumental in its success since startup in 2016.
“I am very excited to join the Live Well team," O'Malley said. "It has been a pleasure working on hunger relief in Pittsburg during my time at The Lord’s Diner. I am looking forward to expanding my focus to improve all areas of health equity in Crawford County, and continuing to better the lives of our community members.”
Brad Stroud, Executive Director for Live Well Crawford County said O'Malley brings a lot of experience and existing relationships in the non-profit business sector to Live Well.
"He has written and coordinated grants in the past, and he has dealt in health equity issues every day in his position as Site Director at the Lord’s Diner," Stroud said. "Health equity was an obvious passion of his in the interview process and we are excited to have Matt join the Live Well team. We think Matt will do great things for the Crawford County citizens and will be a valuable asset as Live Well continues to grow.”
About Live Well Crawford County
Live Well Crawford County is a non-profit health and wellness organization that believes in “making the healthy choice the easy choice” in Crawford County, Kansas. Live Well believes the healthy choice will improve the well-being of residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds. To achieve these goals, Live Well’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyle choices through education, motivation, and support for all generations. Their goals are that through healthy eating and regular physical activity, Crawford County residents will reduce their burden of disease, increase years of healthy life, and reduced health disparities.
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