This December brings great promise to Mendocino County! There's the welcome rain
, of course. But there's also a new social movement afoot... a movement
towards creating a culture of health and wellness. It's called Leaders for a Healthy Community
Over 40 service professionals (including professionals from health clinics
, school gardens
, family resource centers
, afterschool programs
, Health and Human Services
, high schools
, hospital foundations
, teen leaders, and parent leaders) came together in both Ukiah and Willits for the first of 10 monthly Leaders for a Healthy Community
meetings. The participants officially signed on as Health Leaders
, committing to work within their organizations to implement health, nutrition and physical activity programming and policies, and committing to collaborate and form new health connections across the community.
What a community treasure! The Health Leaders
bring so much enthusiasm and experience to this work. All are dedicated to creating a community where health and wellness are front and center, where opportunities to eat well
and be physically active
abound. They are excited about sharing resources, learning more about nutrition education, promoting activity, building relationships across the community, and truly moving the dial
towards greater health and wellness in Mendocino County.
In the new year, expect to see "health happening here" as the Health Leaders
roll out their programs and make presentations to decision-makers and governing bodies around Mendocino County.