The Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition is composed of community leaders and residents working to make their community one of the healthiest in the Midwest. The coalition came together in the winter of 2011 to develop a long term wellness plan that would satisfy the health needs of the community. The coalition reviewed available health data and benchmarks for successful programs, analyzed current service needs, and discussed actionable items that would fit Stockbridge’s health profile.
The SAWC continued to meet on a regular basis in 2019 with new members joining and original members still actively involved in planning and decisions. Some changes in our community include:
- 2 area restaurants closed, and our only grocery store, Ransom’s Food Center, is closing.
- The Open Air Market continues to meet local needs for fresh and locally grown food options
- Stockbridge Community Outreach moved into the Community Activity Center building to increase space, visibility and opportunities for collaboration
- New curriculum enhancements address youth needs for vocational training, robotics, and college preparatory services. We continually strive to identify new ways to promote wellness with our youth that support our student’s needs and interests.
The 2019-20 Stockbridge Wellness Plan includes funding for 10 different interventions. These include cooking classes, SRSLY Stockbridge, Tide Me Over, walking path maintenance, and more!
The ultimate goal is to create a culture of wellness in Stockbridge and help individuals, families, organizations and businesses promote healthy lifestyle choices for everyone.
Stockbridge Coalition Files
Browse the Stockbridge Coalition files to see what we’ve been up to!