Jefferson County, IA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011
Let'sGoJeffCo is a coalition of Jefferson County community leaders developing a countywide wellness initiative based on a grant provided to it by the Iowa Department of Public Health in 2010.
The coalition is pleased to announce the launch of its web portal – http://www.LetsGoJeffCo.com – which has been designed as a clearinghouse of health and wellness resources and website in and around Jefferson County, Iowa.
“We’re excited to add this website to the projects we’ve successfully implemented as a part of the grant.” commented Ken Daley, the Let’sGoJeffCo project lead. “The Let’sGoJeffCo website will be the community’s central reference point for the resources associated with our strategic plan as well as link Jefferson County residents to resources that will be beneficial to their health and well being.”
The website features:
- Coalition project news and information
- The ability for the citizens to promote their health and wellness related projects
- A Statewide calendar of health and wellness events provided by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
- A Statewide health and wellness directory, also provided by Wellmark
- A local health and wellness event directory
- The means for citizens to get involved with coalition projects
- Other health and wellness related information and resources
The website, which will constantly evolve to serve the needs of the community, can be found at http://www.LetsGoJeffCo.com.
Let’sGoJeffCo is the natural evolution of the Jefferson County Wellness Coalition’s mission to improve the health and wellness of all Jefferson County residents. Since its inception the coalition has addressed wellness via a variety of programs. Let’sGoJeffCo projects include: pre-school nutrition; senior citizen exercise classes; provision of grants for wellness to local schools, and bicycle helmet distribution to Fairfield fourth graders.
As the coalition grew it became clear they needed to reach the general public with a message that wellness is for everyone; the vehicle for that message is Let’sGoJeffCo. It’s never too late to feel great.
For more info about LetsGoJeffCo.com, Let’sGoJeffCo or the Jefferson County Wellness Coalition, please visit http://www.LetsGoJeffCo.com or email Ken Daley at kdaley(at)lisco(dot)com.