New pilot program designed to improve health of Vanderburgh Co. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

New pilot program designed to improve health of Vanderburgh Co. residents

VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) -

A new pilot program for Vanderburgh County is designed to improve the health of the area.

Vanderburgh County is one of five areas in the state selected for this community health outreach program. 

It's designed to make healthier options more accessible for kids and adults. 

Lacy Wilson is the Community Wellness Coordinator for Vanderburgh County. 

After Evansville was named the most "obese metropolitan area" by a Gallup poll in 2011, Wilson says community health efforts had to take place.

"Evansville has made great strides in improving the health of Evansville since that dreaded obesity status was brought to our attention a few years ago but there's still huge strides that can be made in the future," says Wilson. 

And right now, Vanderburgh County is doing a "needs assessment survey" to identify specifically how the health of those who live here can be improved.

Copyright 2015 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Bald eagle gets new chance at life thanks to Tri-Staters

    Bald eagle gets new chance at life thanks to Tri-Staters

    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-10-21 22:55:08 GMT
    (Source: Jenni Dunbar)(Source: Jenni Dunbar)

    A bald eagle is getting a new chance at life thanks to a group of people in the Tri-State.  

    More >>

    A bald eagle is getting a new chance at life thanks to a group of people in the Tri-State.  

    More >>
  • YLU Dodgeball tournament raises money for park learning trails

    YLU Dodgeball tournament raises money for park learning trails

    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-10-21 22:42:13 GMT
    (wfie)(wfie)

    The 5th Annual Young Leaders United Dodgeball Tournament got pretty intense as 28 teams competed for the trophy. 

    More >>

    The 5th Annual Young Leaders United Dodgeball Tournament got pretty intense as 28 teams competed for the trophy. 

    More >>
  • 73 'fraudulently contrived credit cards' found by officers during traffic stop

    73 'fraudulently contrived credit cards' found by officers during traffic stop

    Saturday, October 21 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-21 18:50:20 GMT
    Derek Knight, 24, Canton, MI (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's website)Derek Knight, 24, Canton, MI (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's website)

    A pair of Michigan men are being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail after officers found a "plethora of fraudulently contrived credit cards," during a traffic stop, according to the probable cause affidavit.

    More >>

    A pair of Michigan men are being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail after officers found a "plethora of fraudulently contrived credit cards," during a traffic stop, according to the probable cause affidavit.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly