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Wheat Ridge is a suburban community with both an interesting past and an exciting future. Until the 1960’s, the city’s identity was primarily defined by mid- to large-scale agricultural production. Glimpses into the city’s past can still be found; however, Wheat Ridge has experienced substantial population growth and development during the last 40 years. The city currently has a population of approximately 31,000 residents.
Since its inception in 2005, LiveWell Wheat Ridge (LWWR) strives to apply science and evidence-based practices to implement sustainable programs, policies and environmental enhancements to support healthy eating and active living that reduce the impact of adult and childhood obesity in Wheat Ridge. Using a coalition approach made up of residents, agencies, school partners, elected officials, representatives from the business sector and the health care system, LiveWell Wheat Ridge supports community-based strategies to create healthier environments for sectors of our community most impacted by poor health.
Jefferson County Public Health serves as the fiscal agent for LiveWell Wheat Ridge. LiveWell Wheat Ridge is a LiveWell Colorado community.
Since 2005, LiveWell Wheat Ridge has been working to create a multi-sector network of residents, partners and agencies committed to organizational and public policies to reduce and prevent obesity in Wheat Ridge. Partners across the community have made significant strides to implement evidence-informed practices at the population level to support healthy communities.
LWWR efforts are supported and informed through the successful partnerships with the following entities:
LiveWell Wheat Ridge also partners with coalition members to co-facilitate the Wheat Ridge Worksite Wellness Peer Network.
LiveWell Wheat Ridge has been an active participant on several of the city’s planning efforts, including those listed below. Involvement has included project funding, provision of comments on draft documents and mobilization or advocacy for the successful incorporation of health principles in the Envision Wheat Ridge Comprehensive Plan and the successful adoption of Mixed Use and the Wheat Ridge Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan.
We are recruiting community members to join our coalition to implement policies and projects that improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and create community environments.
Rachel Grace Hultin LiveWell Wheat Ridge Transition Coordinator Cell: (303) 667-0609 Email: LiveWellWheatRidge@gmail.com
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