Wellness & Lifestyle
Current Situation - The 2014 Community Needs Assessment showed that 45% 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
- There has been an increase in the number of residents participating in wellness activities such as community 5K runs and screening opportunities.
Opportunities for Improvement
- The percentage of Allen County adults reporting only fair or poor health increased from 10% in 2011 to 13% in 2013. The average number of poor physical health days increased from 2.9 days in 2011 to 4.1 days in 2014.
*Respondents were asked: "Would you say that in general your health is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?"
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.