Did you know that people, who live in communities that support access to affordable healthy food, provide a network of parks, schools and businesses connected by walking and bike paths, and establish policies preventing tobacco access and smoking in public places actually live healthier and longer lives? It’s true!
ACHIEVE New London County was established to prevent cardiovascular disease by increasing opportunities for improved access to health foods, physical activity, smoke-free living and access to affordable community and clinical preventive services. The ACHIEVE New London County Coalition includes representatives from schools, businesses, health care providers, community organizations, municipal leaders, and residents. Together we will create a countywide health needs assessment, explore the best-practices listed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and create a plan to improve the health of New London County residents where they work, live, learn and play.