Lockland accepts WeTHRIVE! recognition at event on December 1, 2016.

The Village of Lockland (pop. 3,449) is in the central part of Hamilton County, approximately 13 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

How Lockland THRIVES!:
  • A WeTHRIVE! Community: Lockland is one of three initial WeTHRIVE! communities that became engaged with Hamilton County Public Health in 2009 as part of the Strategic Alliance for Health grant. Lockland has shown an impressive commitment to working together as a community to achieve health and wellness goals. During the four year grant period, the community built and improved physical activity venues, created gardens, committed to wellness and made progress toward the goal of being tobacco-free.
  • A Committed Community: In May 2014, Village Council adopted the WeTHRIVE! overall resolution, further establishing the commitment to a healthy community. In September 2014, Village Council also adopted a WeTHRIVE! Community Health and Chronic Disease resolution. In June 2017, Village Council adopted the Social Health resolution. The Lockland Schools joined the WeTHRIVE! School initiative in August 2016.
  • WeTHRIVE! Team Members: Bob Brown (council), Joyce Campbell, Patty Dvorak, Pastor Darin Fowler, Bonita Gordon, Becky Harlow, Debbie Kindle, Dave Krings (administrator), Pam McComas, Shirley Mesley, Brenda Moore, Travis Moyers, and Reverend Dawne Sarchet.
  • Selected Pathway(s): Social Health, Substance Use
  • Community Health Assessment: Hamilton County Public Health compiled and shared findings from a Community Health Assessment at a community presentation on March 16, 2017. Results to a one question survey--"In your opinion, what are the most important issues that affect the health, safety, and well-being of your community?"--were also shared.
  • Drug Take Back Days: The Lockland WeTHRIVE! team, in partnership with PreventionFIRST! and the Lockland Church of the Nazarene, hosted Drug Take Back events in October 2016 and April 2017 as part of the National Drug Take Back initiative through the Drug Enforcement Agency. Community members who attended the events were grateful for a safe way to dispose of unused medications. Volunteers handed out substance use prevention education materials to all individuals who dropped off medications. A total of 33 pounds of unused and/or expired medications were collected.

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August 17, 2017