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Bridges to Wellness is a network of medical providers, business and community leaders working together to improve community health. The network advocates for the prevention of chronic disease. We divide our work into two buckets, Health System Integration and Health Promotion.

Health System Integration focuses on issues of health service delivery to improve patient outcomes. Currently, Bridges to Wellness has identified three systems to address:

  • Meaningful use of Health Information Technology 
  • Diabetes prevention, treatment and education
  • Mental Health Services

  • Health Promotion is our consumer outreach to impact the HealthStyle of individuals. Promoting the adoption of healthy living practices (HealthStyle) is an effective method for improving health outcomes and slowing the growth of health care costs. Our Health Promotion efforts include:

  • WELLFEST! a Day In Motion, celebrating physical activity and the pursuit of great health.
  • Eat Better. Move More. Healthy in Action, a community-wide initiative encouraging individuals to join or form teams with the goal of improving their health.


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    A Bridges to Wellness initiative supporting individuals in making the healthstyle change(s) they want to make. The key to better health is eating more balanced meals and getting more exercise. Easy to say, not so easy to do. Eat Better. Move More. participants are encouraged throughout the process to reach the goals they set. Eat Better. Move More. puts healthy in action. Bridges to Wellness will work with area employers to introduce Eat Better. Move More. Learn more about Eat Better. Move More.


    #MyPictureofHealth Contest

    Every year, hundreds of people join Bridges to Wellness for a day in motion at WELLFEST! Now, Bridges to Wellness wants to know how you stay healthy year-round. Beginning Friday, Aug. 1, post pictures of your healthy habits on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #mypictureofhealth to enter the Bridges to Wellness picture of health contest.

    First place photo gets a one-hour photo shoot with Feyerabend Photoartists. Second place gets a $75 gift card to Cook’s Companion. Third place gets a $50 gift card to Dogwood Junction Bike Shop. Fourth place gets a 20 percent off coupon to G & S Shoes. 

    Read the rules here.