Healthy Neighborhood Project

Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Healthy Neighborhood Project is a collaborative effort by the Old North End Neighborhood (ONEN), Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and wellCenters to nurture and improve the health of our community, one neighborhood at a time. The project is designed to help ONEN residents learn about, improve upon and track their health status.

The project, which is open only to ONEN residents 18 years old and older, includes:
A pre- and post-project online health risk assessment
A pre- and post-project health screening including body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol, non-fasting HDL & glucose
Wellness Fun Fair featuring additional screenings, wellness information and activities for kids
One-on-one wellness coaching and self-directed care
Access to free and low-cost wellness classes and events

The unique feature of this program is that Penrose-St. Francis will be able to measure the effectiveness that wellness and prevention programs have on participants health using proven scientific tools for collecting and analyzing data.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is committed to focusing not only on providing the best possible support and care in illness, but also to helping patients reduce their health care costs by reaching them in times of wellness, helping them maintain good health.

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About Penrose-St. Francis Health Services:
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care facility offering a full complement of emergency, medical and surgical services. Penrose-St. Francis was named was of Americas 50 Best Hospitals" for 2008 and 2009 by HealthGrades, the only recipient in Colorado. Penrose-St. Francis is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight For Life and home care and hospice services. Penrose-St. Francis and Centura's strength lies in the ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For more information about Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, visit www.penrosestfrancis.org or the Media Room at http://psf.mediaroom.com/.