The Connections IN Health County Engagement Team, including Purdue Extension Madison County Educator and Community Wellness Coordinator, Purdue University I-HOPE and Madison County community members, heard from people who live, work and play in Madison County about successes and challenges related to health. Join us to hear a summary of what was learned. Local groups and project leaders will share what they are doing to help improve the health of Madison County residents and how you can get involved.
This event will be held in person at the Anderson Library with a virtual option via zoom.
The 2022 fall Regional Roadshow will feature Connections IN Health community partners from Vermillion County and their work to improve health. Also joining us will be Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist from Eyes on Horizon Consulting. Monica will present: Exploring the Impact of Trauma and Chronic Stress on Chronic Disease; The connection between trauma, stress and chronic disease is complicated and multi-faceted. Knowing and understanding the connection can help improve treatment options and encourage a holistic, mind-body perspective.
January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month, which is a great opportunity for building healthy habits together.
Resources for keeping active no matter the season: https://www.eatright.org/fitness/exercise/family-activities/family-exercise-ideas-for-every-season
Find heart healthy recipes and tips for improving your cooking skills: https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes
Mental health isn’t just mental, it impacts our healthy physically: https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Taking-Care-of-Yourself
January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month, and Connections IN Health and the Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance are here to support Hoosiers efforts to shed the weight.
Assess your weight: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/index.html
Find out more about the role nutrition plays: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.html
Learn the health effects of being overweight/obese: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/effects/index.html
-article on heart disease education
-adopt a clinic provides services for individuals who are currently struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a local resource through the Indiana American Heart Association
-provides education on what an eating disorder is and looks like, also provides risk factors and warning signs
-local resource to find treatment
-provides a free screening tool for those who do not have access to screening services near them
Resources from the USDA to help celebrate National Nutrition Month
IU provides resources and tips for accessing and making nutritious food choices
Indy Hunger Network has launched the Community Compass App that helps people find quick access to food locally