The Live Healthy Oberlin coalition is a community group that is conducted through the Creating Healthy Communities Program at Lorain County Public Health.
PURPOSE: As a part of the Creating Healthy Communities Program, Live Healthy Oberlin will connect people and resources to improve the Oberlin 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 Oberlin, 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 Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
Live Healthy Oberlin partner projects:
Healthy Kids - Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime Learning Collaborative - Oberlin Physicians
Healthy Concessions - City of Oberlin Recreation Division
Tobacco-free Campus Policy - Oberlin College
100% Tobacco Free Environment - Oberlin Splash Zone
Hydration Stations - Tappan Square, Depot Park, and Oberlin Recreation Complex
Outdoor Exercise Equipment - Depot Park
Everyone knows someone with high blood pressure, but how many of us actually know what blood pressure is? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the artery (big blood vessel) walls as the heart beats. It’s normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day, but if it stays consistently high for a long time, it can damage the heart.
Social connectedness is strongly linked to a person's overall health. To better connect older adults to the community, Lorain County Public Health has launched the Buddy Connect Program. The program pairs volunteers* with people who are 55+ -- participants receive two phone calls per month from their buddy volunteer. Once a month home visits are also available.