Community Care Collaborative Identifies County Hypertension Rates

The 6 largest primary care practices in Lancaster County saw 70% of the county’s adult patients last year. Analysis of practice data shows that about 45,000 (or 17%) of those patients do not have their blood pressure under control. To learn more about what’s being done to address hypertension in our community, Click Here »

Audits in Lancaster City, Manheim Township, and Intercourse identify opportunities to improve infrastructure for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians

National transportation, planning, and public health expert, Mark Fenton, visited Lancaster County to conduct walkability audits and  make the connection between transportation infrastructure, health, and economic success. To learn more, click here.


Safe Kids Lancaster County - Partnership Spotlight

Safe Kids Lancaster County, under the leadership of Lancaster General Health, is dedicated to preventing accidental injury and death to children under the age of 18 through education, collaboration and advocacy. The primary focus of the group is child passenger safety and farm safety. To learn more, contact Sue Lackmann at 717-544-3282.  Click here for more information. www.safekids.org.

                                              
                                      A Discussion on  
                                      "Healthy Community
                                      Design" with Mark
                                      Fenton  
                                      
To view Fenton's presentation, 
                                             click here.  




               
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BeWELL

Engaging healthcare providers to implement standards of care to increase control of high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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EatWELL

Preventing and reducing obesity by improving nutrition in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.

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BuiltWELL

Improving the community environment to support healthy outdoor activities.


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MoveWELL

Working to prevent and reduce obesity through increasing physical activity.


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BreatheWELL

Initiatives to prevent and reduce tobacco use.



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LiveWELL Lancaster County

LiveWELL Lancaster County is the name of the five-year Lancaster County Community Transformation Grant program. Funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, LiveWELL Lancaster County initiatives are designed to encourage healthier lifestyle choices and promote better health among community residents. These activities are integrated across five strategic areas:

 

 

To accomplish county-wide goals, individuals and organizations have a role. Organizations involved include:

  • Municipal Governments
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Workplaces
  • Individuals
  • Communities
  • Schools

To learn more about what you or your organization can do to make Lancaster County a healthier place, visit the Resources page.

Upcoming Events

Tobacco Free Coalition of Lancaster County 9/16/2014

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LULC Well Workplace Meeting

9/18/2014 8:30:00 AM Lighten Up Lancaster County work group meets around workplace wellness. Details »

LULC Active Transportation Meeting

9/19/2014 9:00:00 AM Lighten Up Lancaster County work group meets to discuss walking and bicycling infrastructure and policy. Details »
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