The THRIVE Southern Lorain County collaborative is a community group that is conducted through the United Way Community Collaborative Model. It was previously organized through the Creating Healthy Communities Program at Lorain County Public Health, and once known as "Live Healthy Southern Lorain County". For more information about THRIVE please contact us at HealthEd@LorainCountyHealth.com or call 440-322-6367 and ask to speak with the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention division.
A few examples of Live Healthy Southern Lorain County partner projects include:
Healthy Corner Store - Chet and Fran’s Country Store
100% Tobacco Free Campus Policy - Wellington Schools
100% Tobacco Free Policy - Village of Wellington
Bike Rack – Herrick Memorial Library, LCCC Wellington Center
Hydration Stations - Wellington Community Park
This September across Lorain County, residents can get their blood drawn at a low cost and learn their cholesterol, blood glucose, complete blood count, and other health indicators. Public health nurses from Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will answer questions and provide information during blood draw sessions at community locations throughout Lorain County. All Lorain County adults ages 55 and older are invited.
Lorain County worksites can sign up now to compete this September in the second annual Step it Up Challenge. The Lorain City Port Authority won first place in the 2017 Step it Up Challenge by averaging over 12,000 steps (about 6 miles) per employee per day. An introductory webinar will take place on Aug. 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM to learn more about the Step it Up Challenge.