The Live Healthy Lorain coalition is a community group that is conducted through the Creating Healthy Communities Program at the Lorain County General Health District.
PURPOSE: As a part of the Creating Healthy Communities Program, Live Healthy Lorain will connect people and resources to improve the Lorain community by assessing and promoting opportunities for increased physical activity, improved nutrition, and reduced tobacco use and exposure… creating a community where the healthy choice is the easy choice!
Live Healthy Lorain, partnering worksites, community organizations, and schools use an assessment called the CHANGE tool to define areas for improvement and to consider appropriate allocation of available resources.
The Creating Healthy Communities program is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
Live Healthy Lorain Partners Projects:
100% Tobacco-Free Environment - Lakeview Park
100% Tobacco Free Environment - Mercy Health and Recreation Center
Healthy Corner Store - Jay’s Mini Mart
Healthy Checkout Lane - Fligner’s Market
Choice Food Pantry and Bike Rack - Salvation Army
The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is working with the strategic communications firm Aespire to understand what you think about LCGHD, and to discover what you know about the services they offer.
Reuben, a North Ridgeville resident, does what he can to stay active and healthy. He volunteers at multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and residents rely on Reuben for company and camaraderie. “The stories that those people have to share with me and the look of gratitude in their eyes is great pay for me,” he explains.