The initiative will engage local leaders as ambassadors and give them training, support and sources to assist them to meet the requirements that belongs to them community.
The Greenbrier County Health Alliance received a $124,000 grant in the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
“The Benedum grant is definitely an chance for that alliance to utilize grassroots leaders because they rebuild and consider what’s useful in helping make their community healthier,” stated Kim Estep, alliance board member and marketing director for that Greenbrier Valley Clinic. “The ‘Live Well’ project may benefit Greenbrier County with sources to produce healthier towns together.”
— Bill Frye
As all Greenbrier County concentrates on ton relief and recovery within the coming several weeks, the alliance will be the matched reaction to meet community needs.
When towns are prepared, the “Live Well Greenbrier” project will lead to proper planning and supply sources to grassroots efforts as towns rebuild.
A “Live Well Greenbrier” website will promote community assets and coordinate project activities. Self-management workshops for those who have diabetes along with other chronic health problems will occur round the county and methods to link low-earnings families and seniors with local meals will improve use of fresh foods and support local maqui berry farmers.
A brand new initiative will goal to enhance the healthiness of Greenbrier Countians via a project known as “Live Well Greenbrier.”
Support with this project can also be supplied by free airline Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) Center for Rural and Community Health, West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences from the National Institutes of Health.