RISE in the Community

Community Engagement & Health Equity

RISE holds space for the passion, vision, and energy of individuals, organizations, and businesses to collaborate to improve the quality of life in Cowley County. We also prioritize discussions about health equity and awareness of social determinants of health.


RISE works to support and promote the efforts of local healthcare entities, including the work of the Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by William Newton Hospital, the City-Cowley County Health Department, and the Community Health Center in Cowley County.

Healthy Lifestyles

RISE encourages people to improve their lives through healthy choices and daily activity by supporting bike/trail expansion, sidewalk connections, programs, activities, and events.

Healthy Eating

RISE encourages healthy eating in the community through work with local farmers markets, campus dining/restaurant options, local food pantries, grocery access, and other projects throughout the county.