Healthy Shenandoah, a Healthy Schuylkill Community, is pleased to announce they are a 2015 recipient of the Roadmaps to Health Action Award in the amount of $10,000. The award is presented to 20 communities nationwide to strengthen the capacity to make effective and lasting changes to improve health. Healthy Shenandoah will use the funds to accelerate the community’s work in building a culture of health. The program will also receive a year of direct, customized support, including a community coach as well as being able to participate in learning network activities.
The award is part of the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program, a collaborative effort between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Healthy Shenandoah, a partnership of local resources involving business owners, professionals, community leaders and members of the public and various organizations and agencies, has been working since 2014 to engage the community to make the healthy choice the easy choice by providing or participating in various events and activities.
“This award will help Healthy Shenandoah to plan and execute some improvements to the town walking routes as well as offer programs on healthy cooking and exercise,” said Kay Jones, executive director of Schuylkill County’s VISION, the facilitator of the project.