know better live better

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ” - Maya Angelou

What is this program about?
Know Better, Live Better is an initiative to promote community well-being and reduce health disparities in Westchester County. The program takes an evidence-based “trusted messenger” approach, which relies on a group of trustworthy Westchester residents to open discussions about disease prevention, finding health information, and accessing health services. Learn more about our program’s guiding principles.

Who are Trusted Messengers?
Trusted Messengers are residents who are passionate about community wellness and enjoy working collaboratively toward health equity. They will learn about COVID-19-related health issues; general disease prevention and how to navigate healthcare resources in Westchester County. Trusted Messengers also will learn how to moderate discussions among people of different backgrounds who bring diverse opinions to the table. After the training, Trusted Messengers will receive an outline for a one-hour health information session to lead in the communities they know best.

Learn more about becoming a Trusted Messenger or a Community Based Organization partner. If you have questions, reach out to us at

How do I join a KBLB information session?
Sign up using the KBLB sign-up form.