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Inspiring a culture of health and well-being in St. Charles County
Community Strong is a health initiative to improve the health and well-being of St. Charles County. We use a novel approach as a health coalition to build social connectivity to tackle tough topics such as obesity, substance use / misuse and access to care.
Learn about our three pillars:
Simple daily exercise enhances your mood, support your immune system, builds and preserves bone mass, enhances brain health, and can improve your relationships!
Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity for all citizens who live, work, or play in St. Charles County.
Positive thinking helps with stress management and improve your health and build resilience to fight substance use / misuse, lower rates of depression, and provide better coping skills during hardship and times of stress.
Read on to learn more about how to attend our events and classes, benefit from shared health resources available in newsletters and updates, and share your successes through social media with #CommunityStrongSCC.
Community Strong is unique in the fact that members of the community have joined forces with us to form small groups we call action teams. These teams meet monthly and each team's chief responsibility is to address the health challenges we collectively face in St Charles County. Some of these challenges include access to care, workplace wellness, chronic disease management & prevention, and substance use disorder. For more information on what our action teams are up to, please click on the Learn More button.Learn More
Craig Tihen - Assistant Fire Chief, Cottleville Fire Protection District
“Community Strong has encouraged and inspired me to drink more water as an intentional daily routine. I have already noticed changes in my energy level and how well I sleep at night.”
St. Charles County residents have a huge range of activities, events, and venues to build this culture of health and wellbeing. Find ways to connect with other residents to improve your health and get moving together!Learn More
Will Klein - Owner / President / Broker - MOVE Realty
“I believe Community Strong can make an impact on our community health by sharing information/events and bringing awareness to living a healthier lifestyle even with our busy schedules. Its easy to feel we lack time and/or money to join a gym, so for me, simply adding a walk or bike ride as an optional way to work will ultimately make me healthier. I also believe Community Strong can bring more awareness to our residents, the value of travelling safely, and the healthy impact going places by foot or bicycle have on our well-being.”
To meet our goals and help accomplish the mission of our organization, we would love members of the community to volunteer at events, volunteer and provided insight with our action teams, sponsor and support us at events. We can't do it alone. Click the Get Involved button to learn how you can help...Get Involved
Lisle Wescott - St. Charles Market President, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake Saint Louis
“The work Community Strong does to create healthy communities is important to me as a healthcare provider-but it’s even more important to me as a resident of St. Charles County. I am proud to partner with this initiative!”