Author: Live Well Frederick

New ALICE comparisons highlight local health care concerns
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New ALICE comparisons highlight local health care concerns

By: Heather Mongilio. This material was originally posted on The Frederick News-Post. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Source:   More than half of the families living in the 21788 ZIP code near Thurmont are considered Asset-Limited Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) households. Those households fall above the poverty line but struggle to pay...

Story Path Underway at Urbana District Park
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Story Path Underway at Urbana District Park

By: Carrie Sorenson. This material was originally posted on The Frederick News-Post. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Source:   “The Story Path began June 16 in the Urbana District Park. It is a series of individual story book pages posted on signs along a sidewalk in the park. Kids can enjoy the...

Co-creating Healthcare of Tomorrow
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Co-creating Healthcare of Tomorrow

Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI) organized their first Community Think Tank on June 22, 2019. for the “Co-Creating Healthcare of Tomorrow” event. Sixteen people were divided into three competitive teams. All teams successfully completed the one-day long brainstorming process, which was held at the ROOT building in downtown Frederick....

Healthy Businesses = Healthy Employees
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Healthy Businesses = Healthy Employees

Did you know 83 percent of American employees are stressed by at least one thing at work? Have you heard that people with diabetes lose more than eight days per year from work, accounting for 14 million disability days? Or worker stress accounts for 20 percent of direct costs and is associated with high job...

What Is The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)?
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What Is The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)?

Did you know that good health is more than not being sick or getting routine medical care? For many people in our community, good health is influenced by personal behaviors, the clinical care we receive, social and economic factors, and where we live. Other factors, called social determinants of health, can also impact our health....

Activities for Every Budget
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Activities for Every Budget

Is your family getting at least 1 hour or more of physical activity each day? You don’t need expensive exercise equipment or to spend a ton of money to stay fit and active. In Frederick County, it’s easy to make family time active time. Consider one of these 10 low-cost (or no-cost!) physical activities in...

10 Real Ways to Fit Fitness into Your Work Day
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10 Real Ways to Fit Fitness into Your Work Day

This article was written by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce in support of and in partnership with LiveWell Frederick. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Source:   There are countless reasons to find ways to work fitness into your daily routine—people who exercise tend to have more energy and be both healthier...