Foundation awards $100,000 to Johnson County health partnership

12/31/1840 7:00 PM

06/03/2014 5:09 PM

Healthy living grant

The Kansas Health Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to a partnership that includes the American Heart Association and the Johnson County Department of Health & Environment.

The two organizations plan to use the funds to support early childhood programs that focus on improving nutrition, physical activity, and infant feeding policies and practices.

“We have an opportunity to impact over 180 childcare centers and almost 18,000 children in Johnson County with these services,” Renee Bryant, community wellness coordinator for the county’s health deparment, said in a statement.

The Wichita-based health foundation awarded nearly $2 million in grants this spring to 22 organizations working to improve healthy eating, active living and tobacco prevention in the state.

Advertising agency profiled

Leawood-based Muller Bressler Brown Advertising was highlighted recently in a social media program sponsored by the Capital One financial services firm. As part of Capital One’s “I Am Small Business Proud” campaign, the company sent to filmmakers on a road trip across the country to profile small businesses.

At Muller, the film included interviews with Phil Bressler and Jim Brown, who talked about how they started their agency.

The film crew traveled more than 7,000 miles over 49 days, showcasing small businesses. Muller is located in the Park Place development near the Town Center Plaza shopping center.

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