Healthy Hometown powered by Wellmark available in South Dakota

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Did you know your zip code could impact your health more than your genetic code? When it comes to overall health — zip code may be more important than genetic code.

Just think about your normal day. Is processed food easier to fit into your hectic schedule than a healthy meal? Do you drive to the store rather than walk? How often are you on your phone or tablet? Our day-to-day activities and where we live impact our health.

A new initiative, Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark, is a way to make your hometown an even better place to live. Focused on making the healthy choice the easy choice, Healthy Hometown uses proven tools and techniques to make simple changes in your community that have a long-lasting impact on your health and well-being.

The first step in participating is to complete a self-assessment. Any South Dakota community, worksite or school can receive insight, guidance and tools to make positive changes to their built environment. The self-assessment is available at the Good & Healthy website.

Expert assistance in prioritizing and implementing a plan to make healthy choices available and easy for residents to adopt is also available free of charge. Wondering if Healthy Hometown consultation is right for your community? Contact our Healthy Hometown representative today and they will walk you through the process.

Give us a call at 605-373-7490 or email HealthyHometown@wellmark.com or brownac@wellmark.com. We are happy to help answer any questions you may have and help get you started on a path to making the healthy choice the easy choice.

For more information, go to the Good & Healthy website and check out our short video.