WHAT WE DO
2019 MEETING DATES
Please join us for quarterly meetings in 2019. All meetings will take place from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Stark County Health Department. Meeting dates: Wednesday February 13th, Wednesday May 15th, Wednesday August 14th and Wednesday November 13th.
Additionally we will be hosting meetings in each of our three communities this year including NE Canton, SE Canton and Massillon. Please check back for dates, times and locations of those meetings as they are still being worked out!
Produce Prescription Program | 2019
In 2019, we are focusing on piloting a Produce Prescription Program in all three priority communities. A Produce Prescription Program works to integrate nutrition incentives and healthcare - effectively prescribing patients to eat more fruits and vegetables as a way to reduce and prevent chronic diseases. We are partnering with local hospitals and clinics to enroll patients into a prescription program where they will be prescribed to increase their consumption of produce and given vouchers to ultimately purchase produce.
Please check back for more information as this project continues to develop!
Repaired Park Spaces | 2019
Live Well Stark County has the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity of East Central Ohio to repair and/or improve park spaces in the NE and SE Canton communities. We will be working closely with Habitat and the neighborhoods to build upon their vision for the community, while incorporating space for physical activity. Please check back as we update our progress on these projects!
Ohio Healthy Programs | 2019
In Massillon, we are working with child care providers in the City to participate in and earn recognition as an Ohio Healthy Program (OHP)! OHP includes training, menu improvement, policy development and family engagement strategies for providers. The training curriculum utilized is designed to prevent childhood overweight and obesity by promoting healthy weight and growth in all children ages birth to five years old.
If you are a child care center, or know of a child care center who may be interested in participating please contact us at 330-451-1483! See below for a flyer with upcoming training dates!
"Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tobacco 21 | 2019
Live Well Stark County is working to assist cities with the implementation and enforcement of a Tobacco 21 policy. T21 is an initiative that focuses on raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21 as a way to reduce tobacco use and smoking rates overall. See the infographic below for more information about the tobacco toll locally.