Better Health Wabash Valley Receives Funding for Pomeroy Wellness Program

November 26th, 2013 | SMWC

Dottie King
President Dottie King, Ph.D.

The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Foundation for “Pomeroy Wellness Program: A Heart Healthy Model for Better Health in the Wabash Valley,” a collaborative project in support of its Better Health Wabash Valley initiative. 

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce's Better Health Wabash Valley (BHWV) initiative brings together regional health-related, education-related and business organizations in considering how to improve the health of the six-county community through long-term, broad-reaching, community-wide solutions that address important wellness issues facing both businesses and individuals every day. 

The Pomeroy Wellness Program will be hosted at the new sports and recreation center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. It will offer on-site health screening metrics for participants by Union Hospital, Healthy Heart Lifestyle Education for adults and children by The Maple Center, travelling health education programs about health and well-being by the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, and physical fitness activities such as Zumba, Pilates, and other aerobic and toning type of activities by the Vigo County YMCA. Read more



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