Making Clark County a healthier place to live, work, and play.
The Growing Healthy Lives Clark County team came into existence as a result of the community receiving a Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) grant. PHC, funded by the Center for Disease Control and convened by local Y’s, engages community leaders in policy and environmental change efforts that support healthy lifestyles. PHC empowers local communities with proven strategies and models to create and sustain positive, lasting changes for healthy living.
Growing Healthy Lives Goals
- Helping make our community be more walk-able and bike-able & encouraging our community to walk and bike more
- Helping organizations identify healthy strategies & highlighting those organizations (places of worship, companies, schools, neighborhoods) that develop, promote, and achieve healthy outcomes
Growing Healthy Lives Offers Mini Grants
Growing Healthy Lives Bright Spots
The following projects received funding from Growing Healthy Lives and/or the Greater North Clark Healthcare Foundation to promote walking and biking in the community.
CITY OF JEFFERSONVILLE received $15,000 from GHL to provide bicycle racks and repair stations throughout the city. This is in addition to the $5,000 grant that GHL awarded the city in 2013 to support its bicycle and pedestrian master plan. In addition, some members of GHL participated in planning groups for the master plan, which already has created 10 miles of shared or dedicated roadways. These eventually will extend to 30 miles hopefully by 2016, according to Shane Corbin, the city’s director of planning and zoning.
TOWN OF BORDEN received $5,000 from GHL to provide 80 or more trees around the perimeter of an existing walking path at the Borden Community Park to create an aesthetic barrier between the path and a sewage treatment plant.
TOWN OF CLARKSVILLE received $5,000 from GHL for outdoor workout equipment around an existing walking path at the Clarksville Little League Youth Complex within the Clarksville Parks Department to promote healthier lifestyles.
HENRYVILLE YOUTH SPORTS received $5,000 from GNCHF and $2,000 from GHL to install a walking trail around the Henryville Youth Sports football field. The project will provide a safe, handicapped-accessible place for parents, grandparents, children, and the community of all ages to walk, run, or bike.
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE received $2,500 from GHL and $2,500 from GNCHF to create a half-mile walking trail through 40 acres of woods on the Sellersburg campus that will be open to all 5,000 students, employees, and the public.
TOWN OF UTICA received $5,000 from GHL to install two bicycle stations at key locations throughout the town plus bike route signage and educational classes to promote bike safety.
The Growing Healthy Lives Team Is:
CEO / YMCA of Southern Indiana
Executive Director Clark County YMCA
PHC YMCA Coach
President / CEO Clark Memorial Hospital
PHC Community Coach
Human Resource Director
City of Jeffersonville
Wellness Director Clark County YMCA
UAW Director │UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative
CEO Family Health Center
Administrator Clark County Health Department
Consultant in Corporate Communications and Management
Bryan Loy, MD, MBA
Market Medical Officer
Humana-Kentucky Market Office
Teresa Stengel, RN, BSN
Greater Clark County Schools
Health Services Coordinator
Jacobi, Toombs, & Lanz, Inc.
Greater Clark County Schools
Health Teacher – River Valley Middle
UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative
VP – Neace Lukens Insurance
Executive Director Leadership Southern Indiana