Initiatives

South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds alerts you to ideas, events, and resources. We also develop healthy community initiatives of our own and/or partner with others doing so. These initiatives support one of two goals: one, reducing childhood obesity and two, providing mental health supports for young people. Click on one of the six initiatives below to learn more!

Park Rx

Park Rx

The Rhode Island Land Trust Council and your doctor have the right “prescription” for 2017: take a hike. Experts report that kids who go on hikes and spend time outside are happier,...

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Project LAUNCH

Project LAUNCH

What happens in very early childhood may set the stage for everything that follows: whether a child is physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively healthy throughout his or her c...

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food access

food access

For many, access to healthy food is a problem. If you don’t have a car in South County, you have a fifty percent chance of living in a “food desert”. Even if you do, can you easil...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

If someone were having a heart attack, you would know what to do. Perform CPR and call 9-1-1. But what if someone is experiencing a panic attack, having suicidal thoughts, or showing si...

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Reach out and read

Reach out and read

Reach Out and Read, a national phenomenon, and our local partner Reach Out and Read Rhode Island (RORRI) take pediatricians at their word. Relying on donor contributions to buy books, t...

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5210

5210

5-2-1-0 is a simple equation for a healthy lifestyle that helps children reach and keep an appropriate weight. 5-2-1-0 stands for enjoying each day with:

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