Leadville Health and Wellness News
Wellness Kiosk Installed at Public Library Today
A new Weigh and Win health monitoring kiosk , will be installed at Lake County Public Library today, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. Later, a Weigh and Win presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Amax room of the library tonight.
Primarily funded by Kaiser Permanente, grants were awarded to eight potential partners who had the desire to implement Weigh and Win into their community. There are currently 59 kiosks located throughout Colorado.
The local Weigh and Win grant was awarded through a grant to Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) in partnership with LiveWell Leadville and Lake County Build a Generation.
Weigh and Win is offered for free to Colorado residents 18 and older and provides fitness plans, a weekly grocery list, meal plans, access to health coaches, cash incentives for those with a BMI of 25 or greater and other prizes for participation. Progress is tracked with quarterly weigh-ins at community kiosks. The kiosk measures weight, BMI and takes a full-length photograph, providing a visual progress report of participant weight improvement.
In 2012, LCPHA completed a Community Heath Assessment. According to county health ratings, 70.6 percent of adults in Lake County were overweight or obese, substantially above the state average of 56.2 percent. Eight Health Indicators were identified; one of which was Healthy Eating and Active Living (H.E.A.L.).
Through this assessment, an Improvement Plan for H.E.A.L. was devised. One of the strategies was to partner with other local agencies to ensure the sustainability of local community wellness challenges including Get the Lead Out (GTLO).
“Weigh and Win has ensured the sustainability of a wellness program for our community,” said Colleen Nielsen, Director of Lake County Public Health Agency and recipient of the 2014 grant. “The program will enable us to continue effectively addressing H.E.A.L. issues.”
Needed: Local Housing for Medical Students
Need: Housing for medical students Would you be interested in hosting a medical student? Do you have an extra bedroom in your home? Would you like to rent out that bedroom, to add to your income? Do you know of anyone that would be interested in hosting a student? We have students in the health field from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus-(UCAMC), Red Rocks Community College, and Rocky Vista Osteopathic School that are required to do rotations in different areas of the state and need housing during their stay in these areas.
The length of their stay can vary from 25 nights to 112 nights. As a Host you would receive rent for the student at $15 per night per student. They would need their own bedroom and access to a bathroom, kitchen & laundry facilities. The students are asked to bring their own linens and bath towels as well as provide their own food. Would you interested in hosting a student?
For more information or to apply, please call, write or e-mail to the following: Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center, Inc. (SECAHEC) (A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Agency) Attn: Student Support Services, Debra Ball 503 N. Main Street, Suite #221 Pueblo, Colorado 81003-3134 Phone: 719-544-7833 Toll Free: 1-866-330-7100 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Childbirth Class Set for Jan. 28 in Salida Medical Center
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center is offering an express childbirth class on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The class will be held in the Shavano Conference Room on the second floor of the hospital in Salida. The express class is a condensed version of the full-day class and highlights important information about childbirth, comfort measures, interventions and breastfeeding.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a floor mat or blanket and pillow. Light snacks are provided. You are welcome to bring your dinner. Cost of the class is $25. Scholarships are available. For more information or to register, please call the Family Birthing Center at (719) 530-2277. You can also register online at HRRMC.com.
Food Patriot Movie to Show at Old Fox Theater
Thursday, Jan. 22 there will be a screening and discussion of the movie “Food Patriots.” The event will take place at the old Fox Movie Theater at 115 W. 6th Street in Leadville.
The film features real stories and conversation about changing the way America eats, buys and thinks about food. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will also include gourmet appetizers from Leadville’s High Mountain Pies. The event is free and open to the public and presented by Cloud City Conservation Center and Lake County Build A Generation.
Sneak Peak at Tomorrow’s Film: Food Patriot