Live COVID Smart


The COVID-19 PANDEMIC has had a major impact on all of our lives. There may actually be no words that truly reflect the human experience during this time. Two years in, we are still trying to stay safe from the virus that causes COVID-19. Safety strategies, such as staying inside, closing schools, closing businesses, and physical distancing disrupted our lives. Many of us found ourselves coping with our new normal by adopting unhealthy habits that can lead to poor health outcomes. As we continue to navigate pandemic life while attempting to return to a bit of normalcy, we invite you to Live COVID SMART.  

What is Live COVID SMART? 

The Live COVID SMART program was designed by health educators who work diligently to empower community members to build personal resilience while living with the COVID-19 pandemic.  

How we help? 

Our team is dedicated to advancing rural health by hosting telehealth and distance learning programs that provide evidence-based information to help communities achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. As your partner in health, we can support you and your family in coping with the impact of COVID-19. Our goal is to connect the community to available and free, health and wellness resources. We believe that by educating residents on how to cope with COVID-19 and other health issues, the community can learn to avoid dangers that put their health at risk and give them the power to stay in control of their own health.  

We train too! 

The Live COVID SMART program is committed to training organizational partners, local leaders, and rural community liaisons to reduce health inequities within their local communities.  

Get started by subscribing to our Live COVID SMART blog series. This series focuses on lifestyle factors that have been linked to COVID-19 risk factors. While adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles do not prevent COVID-19, they do support overall health, which is important for our general well-being.  

The Live COVID SMART blog series was developed to promote resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributing authors: Marcia Brown, Kim Griffin, Beth Kerr, Lori Wiggins, Heidi Radunovich, John Diaz, and LaToya J. O’Neal. This work is supported by the Rural Health and Safety Education Program [grant no. 2021-46100-35459]. 

Posted: February 23, 2022

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Health, Wellness

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