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We believe that equal voice and access to community resources are important so that all members of our community, regardless of income, age, ability, or cultural background, have the freedom to enjoy a healthy life. The Montrose and Olathe LiveWell Communities value the diverse cultural traditions that promote health and wellness, and invite diverse participation in decision-making, leadership, and health-promotion opportunities.
To empower the community to improve its health through education and increased access to locally-grown nutritious food
To encourage active living through education and positive changes to policy and infrastructure
To empower workplaces to offer an environment encouraging participation in wellness, including physical and emotional health, healthy eating, and active living
To create a culture of healthy young people by providing an enriching environment that promotes and builds opportunities for nutritional wellness and active bodies.
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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose has expanded its commitment to improve quality of life for its residents by joining the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign of Colorado, which champions local government policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity in both small and large communities throughout the state. The Montrose City Council passed a resolution formalizing the City’s participation in the program at its April 21 meeting.Read more Apr 20 2015
The Local Farmacy Rx program is designed to provide assistance and education to Montrose and Olathe families who may be at risk of developing a diet related disease. Local Farmacy Rx fosters partnerships between nutrition educators, community food producers and health care providers. The program is dedicated to increasing the consumption of local fruits and vegetables and improving the health of low income individuals in the Montrose and Olathe communities.Read more Jul 06 2014
LiveWell Montrose Olathe is led by the GHC Coalition in conjunction with the Valley Food Partnership (VFP).
Montrose is a city of 19,132 people, and Olathe a town of 1,849 (US Census Bureau, 2010). This area is part of the Western Slope’s “bread belt” with 1,045 farms. Montrose County School District RE-1J enrolls 6,294 students, and has a 59% free/reduced lunch rate, with over 70% in three of the six elementary schools. Demographically, the county population majority is white, with 20% being Hispanic but soaring to 48% in Olathe (U.S Census Bureau, 2010). The Hispanic majority is first generation immigrants from Mexico, with a small pocket of Cora families, a linguistically-distinct group from the Nayarit State in Mexico (Perez, 2012). Montrose County is a retirement destination, with 18% of its residents over age 65, higher than Colorado’s 11% rate (SRDC, 2011).
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Helping to create ladders of empowerment and self-advancement through leadership development and increased access to nutritious foods among low income residents.
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