THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is a health collaborative, generously funded by a grant from United Way of Greater Lorain County, which is dedicated to helping you and your family live healthier. Our goals: to reduce the risks of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the region.
THE NEED IS GREAT: Few programs are in place to support health and wellness in southern Lorain County. Research has shown that 38% are obese, 32% are overweight, 26% have heart disease, 13% have diabetes and 12% are smokers. What's more, the poverty rate in rural southern Lorain County is as high as the most impoverished neighborhoods of our cities.
THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is one of 11 Community Collaboratives powered by United Way of Greater Lorain County that are working to improve the health, education, and financial stability of all residents in our communities.