Manchester resident uses KET health documentaries to improve her community
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
If you drive through the Clay County city of Manchester today, you’’ll see a shift occurring in this small mountain town. A sea change is taking place. It’s becoming a community that supports healthy lifestyles.
These improvements, says Cumberland Valley District Health Department director Lynnett Renner, represent real changes in culture. They’re the fruit, she said, of the policy changes that have occurred when professionals as disparate as dietitians and transportation engineers work toward a common goal.
She viewed KET’s Born Too Soon and More Than Child’s Play. Both programs, funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, showcase other Kentucky communities where such cultural shifts were being made and demonstrate such shifts could result in better health for the people living there.