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130 West North Street
Lima, Ohio 45801-4311
Phone: (419) 228-1836
Fax: (419) 228-3891
 

Wellness & Lifestyle

 

Current Situation - The 2017 Community Needs Assessment showed that 57% of Allen County adults rated their health status as excellent or very good.  Allen County adults were more likely to rate their health as poor if they were 65 years of age or older, had an annual household income under $25,000, had high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, or were widowed or separated.  

Key Data Points 

Trends

Successes

  • There has been an increase in the number of residents participating in wellness activities such as community 5K runs and screening opportunities.
  • The percentage of Allen County adults reporting only fair or poor health decreased from 18% in 2014 to 15% in 2017.  The average number of poor physical health days decreased from 4.1 days in 2014 to 4.0 days in 2017.

At-A-Glance

Allen County Adult Health Perceptions

*Respondents were asked: "Would you say that in general your health is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?"

*Totals may not equal 100% as some respondents answered "Don't know/Not sure".

Source: 2017 Allen County Health Risk and Community Needs Assessment

What is being done in our Community?

Multiple worksites are incorporating wellness activities for their employees. 

Activate Allen County through the Small Community Transformation Grant (SCTG) is working with employers to adopt policies that promote wellness.  In addition, the program encourages wellness in the community.