Living Healthy Washington County is committed to supporting partners and communities through actions that make the healthy choice easier for all residents. In this section, we share stories of success and the latest news from our community, and education and resources to create a healthier Washington County.
In 2021, Living Healthy Washington County continued to improve community health with a deepened focus on our new health equity efforts. Community partner projects increased residents’ access to healthy foods, physical activity, mental well-being, and reduced use and exposure to commercial tobacco products. Download a PDF of our 2021 Annual Report.
In 2020, Living Healthy Washington County (LHWC) aligned its work with the Healthy Brain Initiative, focusing specifically on efforts to educate and train professionals. In collaboration with Dementia Partners Woodbury and FamilyMeans, LHWC embarked on training businesses serving older adults to be dementia friendly.
With support from Living Healthy Washington County, Family Achievement Center purchased 12 mobile standing desks, a standing desk riser that allows for ergonomically correct positioning in both sitting and standing positions, and an ergonomic laptop mount stand that allows for proper posture while using a laptop computer.
Announcing 2021 WellSpring Project Partners The WellSpring Project is a Washington County Public Health and Environment (PHE) initiative that uses a dynamic approach to develop community well-being across the lifespan. The goal of this project is to promote resilience during adversity and encourage strong, healthy development and vitality among individuals, families, and communities within Washington […]
Our approach changed dramatically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we were still able to support greater access to healthy eating and physical activity for our residents while reducing tobacco use and exposure. In the 2020 year-end fact sheet, we highlight our collective impact as we work to make a positive difference across the […]
Staying active this year was challenging to say the least, but active living projects in Washington County are leading the way to improved access to parks and trails year round. There has been renewed interest in parks, trails and outdoor activities due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited access to health clubs and fitness classes. With […]