Many Americans suffer from poor health due to being unfit, overweight, and having chronic conditions like diabetes. Setting up a wellness project for your community is an important thing you can do to help others. The federal government has been making concerted efforts to get the right health information out to the population, but there are still millions of people who struggle to make the changes they need to in their lifestyle.
One way of rethinking how to help with this problem is looking at it from a community rather than national level. If the members of a community come together to support local people and help them with their wellbeing, it can make a significant impact on the health of the population.
What can you offer the community?
First, you need to get together with some like-minded people where you live and liaise with your local health services to find out what will help people the most. In some cases, it could be setting up food banks for the underprivileged, or installing open access exercise facilities in the park. In other areas it could be that narcotics or alcohol are the key problems, so rehabilitation facilities and support programs could be more beneficial. You need to know where the key problems are in your location in order to provide the best support services and put together a wellness project that will help the community.
How to bring people into the service
If you’re simply going to repeat the national informational messages without adding value, your chances of success are low. You must appeal to people who have a need that isn’t being fulfilled, in just the same way as you would if you were setting up in business. For example, you could provide access to information about complementary health treatments, and how to find ones that will genuinely offer some relief. If your community is large enough, you could branch out into supplying herbal remedies from reputable suppliers, so you are providing the information and sourcing the product. Obviously, you must use legitimate, certified sources for your products, for instance, if you want to sell Cannabidiol products as a complementary treatment for chronic pain, you should use a wholesaler such as Cope CBD to ensure the quality of the cannabis products. If you make any profits, they can be re-invested in the wellness project to provide more services for the community.
Add the personal touch
Many health problems are caused or made worse by loneliness, or not having anyone to talk to. Providing somewhere safe and inviting where people can meet and have a chat over a cup of coffee is a great way to get people talking. You might be able to use existing facilities like the town hall or library, and sometimes a generous member of the community will offer up their home as a meeting place. Your team of volunteers can facilitate these meetings, join in, and could identify people with more serious problems who need professional help.
There are many ways in which a community wellness project could help you take better care of yourself and improve the