The Healthy Rowan Coalition, a group of more than 25 local organizations, has been working with Community Care Clinic of Rowan County and Capstone Recovery Center to integrate lifestyle education and skill building into patient treatment and resident recovery plans.
“This type of change needs to take place from the top down,” says Community Care Clinic Executive Director Krista Woolly. “As an organization, our clinic has adopted a lifestyle medicine model of care. We believe addressing the root cause of disease is one of the best ways to help our patients live healthy and fulfilling lives.”
The clinic team assesses a patient’s lifestyle vitals such as fruit, vegetable and water intake as well as how much activity and sleep they receive. The clinic documents how much fast food a patient is eating. Patients then receive a lifestyle prescription and referral to classes to support their goals.
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