By: Dustin L. Bratcher/OC Monitor
The time has arrived for the introductory video for our OC Healthy initiative to help our community get healthier. (Click here for the OC Healthy announcement from June 29, 2018)
In this video Tiffany Calvert, Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, and Angie Hudnall, registered nurse and health improvement program specialist at Perdue Farms, give you a run down of what you can expect from the OC Healthy program.
The basis for this program is the Prevent T2 Curriculum provided by the Center for Disease Control, however OC Healthy will be taking things a bit further by facilitating the program and incorporating all aspects of health and improving the health of our community. In addition to partnering with the Cooperative Extension Office and Perdue Farms, the Ohio County Health Coalition, the county Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) are also partners as well as other community businesses and organizations.
Participants will be invited to attend quarterly success parties to celebrate our community’s journey toward better health which will include healthy snacks and prizes.
OC Healthy is available to all subscribers of the Ohio County Monitor and there is also a closed Facebook group for participants to ask questions, encourage one another, swap recipes and to share what is working for them along the way.
Subscribers and new subscribers can request access by visiting the OC Healthy closed Facebook group. We may message you and may ask you to provide the name and email address associated with your OC Monitor subscription to verify your identity.
There will also be pop-up challenges announced in the Facebook group for participants which can also have prize rewards for the winners.
Ohio County ranks 77th out of the state’s 120 counties in overall health and we are trying to make this a total community effort to improve it.
Similar programs like this can cost well over $100 so your subscription to the Ohio County Monitor will not only get you access to OC Healthy, but you can get all of your Ohio County news seven days a week, 365 days a year.
We hope you will come along with us on this journey to improve the health of our community.