Who We Are
Live Healthy Gwinnett launched in 2014 as a partnership between Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and Eastside Medical Center. Live Healthy Gwinnett is designed to encourage and engage Gwinnett County residents to invest in personal wellness while focusing on four major wellness areas: Be Active, Eat Healthy, Get Checked and Be Positive.
According to the 2013 Gwinnett County Health Department Community Health Assessment, Gwinnett’s current obesity rate of 26 percent places a quarter of the adult population at higher risk for serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, respiratory problems, and stroke. It is also know by the assessment that 20 percent of Gwinnett County residents get no leisure time physical activity.
Live Healthy Gwinnett takes a proactive wellness approach to address the preventable chronic illnesses that impact individuals of Gwinnett County. Through community education, people can significantly reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases by making simple lifestyle changes: eating healthy, increasing physical activity and reducing stress.
To be Gwinnett County's inspiration to enjoy, explore and discover healthy lifestyles for generations to come.
To promote positive change in the Gwinnett community that encourages people to:
- Promotion of Healthy Living Principals
- Participation in Regular Physical Activity
- Developing Effective Community Partnerships
- Bringing together Diverse Cultures and Generations