An Invitation to Make a Difference

To UWG Faculty, Students and Staff

Students and Staff, are you interested in:CR_CookingMatters-225x300

  • Working in community gardens?
  • Teaching cooking classes?
  • Helping people stop smoking?
  • Encouraging others to lose weight and get fit?
  • Organizing community events?
  • Learning about marketing communications and social media?
  • Polishing your public speaking skills?

Faculty, would you like to:

  • Introduce your students to hands-on applied research methods?
  • Contribute to the knowledge base in community health?
  • Conduct original research while helping your neighbors in west Georgia?

UWG has an opportunity to collaborate with Tanner Health System on a very special project. Get Healthy, Live Well is a new initiative working to promote healthier lifestyles and prevent chronic disease for residents of Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties. The UWG College of Social Sciences and Get Healthy, Live Well are hosting an informational session for the UWG community on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 pm in Callaway Hall Room 145.

Bonehead 2The Get Healthy, Live Well Mission
Led by Tanner Health System and funded by a Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Get Healthy, Live Well is creating integrated programs and policies in west Georgia to decrease health disparities, reduce obesity rates, minimize tobacco use, increase physical activity and improve nutrition.

Get Healthy, Live Well is a community network, built through collaboration and partnership, working to educate, promote and develop sustained conditions for healthier lifestyles where people live, learn, work and play in west Georgia.

weight loss challenge 2Volunteers & Researchers Needed
Many Get Healthy, Live Well programs depend on volunteer efforts across the community. Student volunteers are especially needed. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.  The Get Healthy, Live Well program outcomes will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary assessment team under the guidance of Principal Investigator Dr. Barbara Kuwalich from UWG’s College of Education. The assessment measures include a variety of methodologies that offer student researchers wonderful opportunities for hands-on learning. Interested research participants must attend the informational session or contact Get Healthy, Live Well for further information in order to participate.

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