Walton Wellness began in September 2007 as a grant program with The Partnership for Families Children and Youth and funded by the Walton County Health Care Foundation. Walton Wellness is now a stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection and prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease.
Walton Wellness set out to be a catalyst in creating a community value of health and wellness in Walton County and is achieving this in several ways.
One way is through community projects. Walton Wellness has partnered with local government and its agencies, the faith community, and citizen groups to develop community projects that foster a healthy lifestyle. A few of these projects are highlighted on this website: Community Gardens, Wellness Walks, the Agro Cycle Tour and The Blue Book health and wellness guide.
In 2010, Walton Wellness and the Walton County Health Care Foundation joined forces to create the Healthy Walton 2020 Campaign. Healthy Walton 2020 operates under the umbrella of Walton Wellness, with specific goals related to the overall goal of reducing the number of Walton County citizens hospitalized and diagnosed with a lifestyle-related chronic disease. You can find out more about Healthy Walton 2020 by clicking its icon.
Through Healthy Walton 2020, Walton Wellness has also partnered with the University of Georgia's School of Pharmacy and College of Public Health to provide ongoing free health screenings to the Walton County community.
It is an exciting time to live a healthy lifestyle in Walton County. Sign up for our mailing list to receive up-to-date information about screenings and all matters related to Walton Wellness and Healthy Walton 2020