The wellness plan’s ultimate goal is to change habits, behaviors and cultural norms of the Chelsea community by incrementally promoting healthier lifestyle choices.
Since launching our first comprehensive community wellness initiative in 2011 with generous support from the Chelsea Wellness Foundation and volunteers in the community, the Chelsea Wellness Coalition has come a long way. Today, we represent over 24 community organizations and more than 35 community members participating in coalition meetings to bring innovative and impactful wellness programming to our residents. This past year, we embarked on a new path – continuing with our 5 year strategic plan but changing the focus of our programs from the four topic areas of the Chelsea Wellness Foundation’s mission, to a more meaningful approach that made sense for the Chelsea Community. We call it —
Chelsea Friends & Family Wellness!
Friends and Family Wellness embodies the spirit of our work as volunteers working in teams. We strive to bring people together – by offering wellness programs and community events that people want and need, and by organizing ourselves in a connected way. This connectedness will improve our effectiveness at reaching out to our community at large through schools, the wellness center, doctor’s offices, our community hospital, and organizations that offer programming to our senior residents. We are all important stakeholders in
the mission of fostering a culture of wellness in Chelsea. From your fellow Chelsea residents, we wish you the best of health today and always! We hope you will join us as we move toward our goal to be the best we can be.
The wellness plan’s ultimate goal is to change habits, behaviors and cultural norms of the Chelsea community by incrementally promoting healthier lifestyle choices. The scope of the wellness plan includes all age groups, and addresses four visionary domains: eat better, move more, avoid unhealthy substances, and make connections with others. The plan is expected to impact community policy and infrastructure, and engage individual community members. The effectiveness of the plan will be evaluated in the following ways:
- Each individual intervention will be evaluated by looking at changes in HIP, NEAT, PAC, and MiPHY survey scores collected in 5-year increments.
- Achievement of gold level by the state of Michigan for the Promoting Active Community (PAC) survey.
- SRSLY will be measured by changes in use rates for alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.
- General community health measures are currently being explored as a way to annually assess of the collective impact of the Chelsea community wellness plan. Examples include BMI measurement and health assessment tools (FS12, FS36).
This plan is intended to be an annual roadmap for the Chelsea Friends and Family Wellness Coalition. The 2019-20 Plan was approved by the 5HF Board of Directors in late April.