Welcome To Finney County Help Desk

The Finney County Community Health Coalition consists of members from health, social service, education, community, and other service providers. The Coalition provides its community with access to information and services that promote good health and well-being for all residents.

Because the Coalition's membership is wide and varied, it can target nearly every county service area and constituency in Finney County and beyond. Target areas include, but are not limited to, homeless, elders-in-need, at-risk youth, families in transition from welfare to work, intensive rehabilitation populations, and family life/marriage education.

Through its periodic, community-wide health summits, the Coalition strives to hear and respond to concerns and health needs of residents. The Coalition members then seek to address programs, policies, and practices of service providers by providing technical assistance for fine-tuning of current services or by creating new projects as necessary.

The Coalition is proactive in public transportation, issues in immigration, tobacco use (public smoking bans and cessation assistance), parent training, and at-risk youth behaviors.

FHSU (Fort Hays State University) Higher Education Opportunity Center

Featured Member Organization

FHSU (Fort Hays State University) Higher Education Opportunity Center

Fort Hays State University, a regional university principally serving western Kansas, is dedicated in providing instruction within a computarized environment in the arts and sciences, business, education, the health and life sciences, and agriculture. The university's primary emphasis is undergraduate liberal education, which includes the humanities, the fine arts, the social/behavioral sciences, and the natural/physical sciences.

Community News

Coalition part of national project

Finney County has been chosen as one of 10 communities in the nation to participate in a new pilot project aimed at providing resources for local decision maker

Grant focused on healthy design initiative

Coalition, city partner to help make the community safer.

2012 outreach to Somali immigrants in SW KS through FI Co Community Health Coalition

In 2012, KU graduate student Abdifatah Shafat, provided outreach to Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas through the Finney County Community Health Coalition.

BlueChip Award

Garden City Recreation Commission receives the BlueChip award from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

St. Catherine Hospital Nationally Recognized

The hospital, on behalf of the local health coalition, is one of five in the United States to receive the 2014 American Hospital Association (AHA) NOVA Award.

July is Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July.

USD #457 School Enrollment

Parents may enroll their child into Garden City Public Schools - 1205 Fleming between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Garden City Family YMCA Celebrates 50 Years

The Garden City Family YMCA wants to invite the community to Celebrate 50 years in our community with us!!!

They Want Your Thumbs

Finney County United Way Director Susan Escareno can give a big thumbs up to.

Community Calendar
July 31, 2014

Ulysses School District Enrollment

Ulysses school District Enrollment at the Ulysses High school. The District will be accepting enrolllment from Kindergarden to High school during this day.

August 4, 2014

Breastfeeding Friends Group

Come for mom to mom breastfeeding support and hear from a community partner. Moms and babies only. From 5:00 to 7:00 pm Suite 206, 310 E. Walnut

Grupo de Amigas de la Lactacion Materna

Vengan para apoyo de lactacion de mama a mama y escuchen de un miembro de la comunidad. Para mamas y bebes solamente. From 5 to 7 pm Suite 206, 310 E Spruce

August 5, 2014

Breastfeeding Walk In Clinic-St. Catherine Hospital

Free Lactation Consultant services, baby weight and color checks. Appointments are not needed. 10-11:30am & 1-2pm in Suite 206 above Frye Eye 310 E. Walnut.

Clìnica de la Lactancia Materna-St. Catherine Hospital

Ofrece servicios de Consulta de Lactancia y reviso para bebés de peso y color GRATIS. No tiene que hacer cita. 10-11:30am y 1-2 pm en Suite 206 310 E Walnut

August 7, 2014

Breastfeeding Walk In Clinic-St. Catherine Hospital

Free Lactation Consultant services, baby weight and color checks. Appointments are not needed. 10-11:30am & 1-2pm in Suite 206 above Frye Eye 310 E. Walnut.

Clìnica de la Lactancia Materna-St. Catherine Hospital

Ofrece servicios de Consulta de Lactancia y reviso para bebés de peso y color GRATIS. No tiene que hacer cita. 10-11:30am y 1-2pm en Suite 206 310 E Walnut

August 12, 2014

Breastfeeding Walk In Clinic-St. Catherine Hospital

Free Lactation Consultant services, baby weight and color checks. Appointments are not needed. 10-11:30am & 1-2pm in Suite 206 above Frye Eye 310 E. Walnut.

Clìnica de la Lactancia Materna-St. Catherine Hospital

Ofrece servicios de Consulta de Lactancia y reviso para bebés de peso y color GRATIS. No tiene que hacer cita. 10-11:30am y 1-2pm en Suite 206 310 E Walnut

August 13, 2014

First Day of School

School in AM - Teacher Work Day PM