To make progress toward our community goal of improving mental health and reducing substance abuse, we must better understand how the exposure to trauma – abuse, neglect, household dysfunction – affects individuals. We are working to create a trauma-informed community that is better prepared and has adequate resources to respond to behavioral health needs of individuals.
Promoting good lifestyle choices in the community is one step toward empowering people to take control of their health. Healthy By Design recognition encourages event coordinators and event venues to take part in the effort to make our community healthier.
The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market is designed to bring healthy, fresh, local, and affordable fruits and vegetables to the community. The market is also a social meeting place to celebrate health and nutrition. Healthy By Design is partnering with Billings Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands to bring the market to the South Park. The Gardeners’ Market is located in South Park on the corner of South 28th Street and Sixth Avenue South in Billings, MT. The season runs from the second week of June through the first week in October.
Active transportation includes any mode of travel that promotes physical activity, such as biking, walking, skateboarding, and even taking the bus. Body-powered travel not only provides an opportunity for daily physical activity, but also connects people to their daily needs, like work, school, groceries, and fun.
5-2-1-0 is a simple, easy-to-remember formula to help children (and even adults) achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Healthy By Design’s 5-2-1-0 initiative has been seen across the community on social media and in many promotional materials provided to our community partners.
A sick employee is a more costly employee. Ill workers who are absent or underperforming reduce an organization’s productivity. Healthy By Design’s focus on Worksite Wellness promotes physical activity at the workplace and the nutritional quality of food available. We work with employers to adopt worksite nutrition and physical activity guidelines. Those that support this program will develop a healthier and more productive workforce.