Chronic Disease rates are on the rise due to the decreased physical activity, poor nutrition, and use/exposure to tobacco. In Columbia County we are experiencing high rates related to each of the three categories.
As a result the Columbia Health Coalition was formed to assess, strategize, and create a 3 year plan using researched based best and promising practices.
Columbia Health Coalition VISION:
Ashley Baggett, left, Healthy Communites Coordinator, works with Sherrie Ford, coordinator for tobacco prevention programs.
The Columbia Health Coalition is a recognized, sustainable county coalition that partners with organizations and agencies for improving health where we LIVE, WORK, LEARN and PLAY.
Columbia Health Coalition MISSION:
The Columbia Health Coalition will empower the community to increase opportunities for healthy lifestyles through initiatives for policy, system, and environmental change.
Chronic Disease is defined as a disease lasting indefinitely. It impacts productivity, quality of life, longevity, and the economic well-being of our communities and our state!
The Columbia Health Coalition is working on a 3 year plan to reduce Chronic Disease by addressing the three main contributors specifically in these five settings: the Community-At-Large, Schools, Worksites, Health Systems and Community Institutions/Organizations.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Coalition, please contact Ashley Bagget firstname.lastname@example.org.