Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
Nutrition & Physical Activity
Physical activity and nutrition are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. In combination, they can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death.
My Plate: This plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. My Plate Tracker provides an assessment of your food intake and physical activity level.
CDC Healthy Weight: This site has tips for healthy eating, preventing weight gain, physical activity for all ages, tips for parents, recipes, and more.
Diabetes Prevention & Management
This resource guide has information about preventing diabetes, and ways to manage your diabetes if you have already been diagnosed. The information in the guide is from places in Livingston County, the nearby surrounding area, and on the web.
Livingston County Community Resource Guide - Diabetes Prevention and Management Services
Prescription for Health
Prescription for Health is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and support healthy behavior change among participants with food insecurity and chronic disease risk. Prescription for Health connects the medical system and the food sector by creating a relationship between the clinic staff, their patients, and the local farmers markets, as well as the Shared Harvest Food Pantry (Gleaners). The goals of the program are to:
- Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among participants;
- Foster healthy behavior change in program participants by providing nutrition education, referrals to community resources, and support from Community Health Workers; and
- Create strong partnerships between the local health department, clinics, and farmers markets to increase awareness of the local food system, promote utilization of community resources, and support participant health improvement.
The program is offered to participants by referral only. If you have questions about the program you can call the Health Department at (517) 546-9850 and ask to speak with the Prescription for Health Coordinator.
It's never too late to quit!
Tips on quitting smoking, supporting someone who is quitting, alternative ways to stay healthy, and more from the American Lung Association and the National Institute of Health Centers and Disease Control.
Additional links to help with quitting smoking: