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Since 2011, Live Well Atchison County is a health coalition that has consisted of community action groups focused on improving the health and well-being of Atchison County Residents.

Our work is organized under four priorities – physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco-free living, and behavioral health. Our goal is to help people feel inspired, capable, motivated, and prepared to improve their health.


We believe that changes to policy systems and environments are the most effective means of promoting and sustaining healthy lifestyles and uses advocacy and education across key sectors to effect these changes. 



Our mission is to promote and sustain healthy behaviors through education, community action, and advocacy.



Our vision is to inspire vibrant and thriving communities within the Atchison area.




Supporting families in all their forms

Forward thinking

Respect for community


Everyone is valuable

Image by Jannes Glas

What we do

Specifically, we encourage people to:

  • Get active. Walk, bike, play outside–just get moving.

  • Eat healthier. Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and less processed food. Cook at home and use whole foods.

  • Reduce/eliminate tobacco use.

  • Refrain from underage drinking and youth prescription-drug misuse.

  • Get happy and be connected. We’re social beings and when we’re connected to neighbors, friends, family, and community organizations, well-being and happiness increase.

We strive to accomplish these goals by engaging with the community through community policy, schools, healthcare, workplaces, restaurants, and food retailers.

Our Leadership

Executive Director:
Jeff Schuele

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is responsible for financial and organizational decisions as well as the advisement of the Live Well Live Atchison director.

President – Lindsey Hansen

Vice-President – Vacant

Treasurer – Sean Crittendon

Secretary – Kate Werring

Board Member – Abby Bartlett 

Board Member – Linda Chalfant

Board Member – Lorin Affield

View our Partners & Funders

We can’t do it alone. It takes a wide variety of community partners, working in collaboration, to truly impact the health and wellness of Atchison County.

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