Health and Wellness Coalition

The mission of the Harrison County Health and Wellness Coalitions is …

To inspire hope and implement sustainable programs without barriers so all community members have the same opportunities to improve their health.  Through healthy eating, increasing physical activity, increasing tobacco cessation and eliminating exposure to second hand smoke we can make systematic changes while building partnerships that will multiply the efforts of our work.

Vision Statement:

Healthy Bethany.  Cultivating a community of change for a healthier tomorrow.

About the Health & Wellness Coalition

Health is not just a personal issue. Our health is affected every day by our communities. Building Communities for Better Health (BCBH) is committed to improving people, places, and organizations that touch each of our lives everyday to foster healthier living.

BCBH is working with 17 communities across the state–including Bethany!– to help improve lives by developing chronic disease prevention plans, developing interventions, and sustaining their efforts through expanding their existing partnerships.

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6 months ago
Food Deserts in D.C. | Let's Talk | NPR

Harrison County is in a food desert. Do you know what this means for many people? It means they ... See more

Fast food joints and convenience stores are often the only options for those who live in food ... See more

6 months ago
A Family Faces Food Insecurity in America’s Heartland | National Geographic

Food insecurity in the Heartland. One families struggle with making choices of paying bills or ... See more

In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough ... See more

6 months ago
How to Grow Vegetables Indoors in a Pot

How to grow vegetables indoors.

How to Grow Vegetables Indoors in a Pot. Part of the series: Indoor Gardening. Potting a vegetable ... See more

6 months ago
Easiest Vegetables to Grow In a Small Space

Great and simple ideas for growing vegetables in small spaces.

Here is what you'll need! How To Regrow Vegetables From Your Kitchen Potatoes MATERIALS 1 sweet ... See more

6 months ago
Park People | Planting a Food Forest? 4 tips from an expert

The positive impact of sharing food in public places can't be overstated. Community food growing ... See more

  When asked about fruit trees many urbanites will list problems with messy fruit, wasp allergies, ... See more

6 months ago
Community Gardens

This is a great resource for starting your own community garden or if you just have a small pot and ... See more

Community Gardens Whether you have a pot on your porch, space for a single bed, or an entire acre, ... See more

6 months ago
healthy concessions enterprise

Here is what one Jefferson City School is doing to offer healthy concessions at school ... See more

6 months ago

Did You Know?

*Only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day.
*Less than 50% of the time ... See more

Wellness Coalition Meeting Minutes

Check out the latest happenings with the coalition