5 Healthy Towns Project

The Five Healthy Towns Project (5H) is a ground breaking, innovative project that involves planning and funding of a communitywide wellness plan. The goal of 5H is to create the healthiest five communities in the Midwest. Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge, in partnership with the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF), formerly Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation (CWF), are working together on a wellness plan that incorporates existing programs and new strategies to impact community wellness.

Ongoing collaboration will maintain and expand wellness-related programs, policies and infrastructure.

5H is comprehensive; impacting everyone by focusing on a variety of wellness related activites. It centers on four elements that are the core of 5HF's vision:   Eat Better. Move More, Connect with Other in Healthy Ways, Avoid Unhealthy Substances.

Community representatives came together, building Wellness Coalitions to assess their respective communities, determine existing resources and respond to wellness needs. 5HF provides knowledge of what's been tried and proven effective, nationwide. There is room for innovation if the probability for success is high.

There is room for everyone in the Community Wellness Coalitions.  For more information on efforts in your community become a member of 5HF by going to Member Login.  You can also click on the Contact Your Coalition icon to the right or email matt@5healthytowns.org to ask how you can become involved.