The Live Healthy Southern Lorain County 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 Southern Lorain County will connect people and resources to improve the Southern 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 Southern Lorain, partnering worksites, community organizations, and schools use an assessment called the CHANGE tool to define areas for improvement and 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 Southern Lorain County Partner Projects:
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
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.