MetroHealth Partners with Berea Community Learning Farm
Collaboration part of the System's Quarrytown Health Coalition
The Quarrytown Health Coalition is getting back to its roots in the most literal way possible.
Members have started working with, and at, the Berea Community Learning Farm to more actively engage the group's focus: Healthy eating.
Facilitated by MetroHealth as part of the System's Community Health Advocacy Initiative, the Quarrytown Health Coalition is a group of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) residents and other community organizations committed to promoting healthier living for all residents of Quarrytown, a CMHA apartment complex in Berea.
With transportation provided by the City of Berea, Quarrytown residents now have the chance to visit the Community Learning Farm, care for growing plants and learn how healthy, fresh vegatables can impact their health.
MetroHealth's Community Health Advocacy Initiative recognizes that our overall health is affected by more than just the care we receive and the choices we make. In fact, the places and conditions under which people live, learn, work, and play have almost as a big an impact on their health as their access to care. That's why partnerships and programs that encourage people to have new experiences and connect with resources in their community are so essential to the System's population health strategy. To learn more about the Community Health Advocacy Initiative, click here.