WellnessWorks Program incorporates the distribution of nutritionally sound food items and written educational materials for individuals with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol.
Pilot a Student Mindfulness Program at the school to combat Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) encountered by many children to improve the likelihood of success in the classroom and their daily lives.
Grant Awarded: $9,375 Funding Priority: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle Education
Lewis County Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
Replace existing computers in the classroom to encourage continued use for health education and healthy connections.
Provide dental education to seniors via evidence-based workshops. Workshops will serve to empower participants at senior centers and congregate meal sites with to care for their oral health; will distribute oral health products tailored to individual senior needs; and engage dental professionals within the community to provide on-site consultation services for seniors at senior centers.
A partnership of health care agencies to establish care coordination teams, including CHWs, for high-risk diabetes patients that improves outcomes, reduces health care costs, & establishes sustained employment for CHWs.
Provide the Fresh Initiative pop-up markets in Webster and Upshur counties, providing food, education materials, recipes, and food demonstrations at each event. Students will receive a “grow your own” container with seed packets, soil, and instructions on growing their own food.
Provide meals to seniors throughout our county from our nutrition sites at Elkins, Harman, Mill Creek, and the Elkins Manor. Home delivered meals are provided from our Harman and Mill Creek sites as well to provide nutritious meals for those unable to attend the congregate sites.
Expand the Baby Shower, a health/safety fair created to help prenatal/postnatal women and their families. The program is being enhanced and expanded to include information and services for foster care/adoption support.
A new outreach initiative seeks to promote healthy lifestyle choices in our community by offering free programs and updated collection resources at the library on topics which promote a whole person wellness. The twelve-month project will include both year-long initiatives, such as free yoga classes, and monthly themes related to health and wellness topics.
Will be providing complete traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meal packages to Upshur County residents meeting the Parish House financial need criteria. Each meal package will contain, at a minimum, turkey or ham, potatoes (white and/or sweet), green beans, corn, cake mix or pie filling, and stuffing. Items will be purchased from local businesses and farmers to further support the community.
A collaborative group of Wesleyan faculty and community members will research, identify, and begin to implement targeted initiatives to address the substance use disorder problem in the region. An on-campus symposium, An Integrated Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery, was hosted in September. Symposium presenters and attendees included healthcare providers, people in recovery, researchers, individuals and families, criminal justice workers, educators, and governmental officials. Participants and others will be invited to participate in two regional community events. The first, in collaboration with the WV Office of Drug Control Policy, the group will present City of Solutions. This will be followed with a deliberative community dialogue on community approaches to substance use recovery. These community gatherings will conclude with development of action steps to implement specific initiatives identified by community members.
Will provide adult, teen, and child victims of domestic or sexual violence a fund that can assist them with food, personal items, basic household items upon rehousing, transportation, prescriptions, deposits, and relocation when other community resources can’t be utilized to address these needs.
The project will better serve children and caregivers in southern Randolph County by offering Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in their home community. PCIT is one of the strongest evidenced-based treatment models for young children with behavioral challenges.