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 69% of adults are obese and 24% are smokers – much higher than the county average. What's more, the poverty rate in rural southern Lorain County is as high as the most impoverished neighborhoods of our cities.