Change Club Study is coming to Clifton and Meridian, and we’re looking for local residents to help improve community health.
A university-led, paid study called Change Club offers Clifton and Meridian residents an opportunity to engage their community by exploring ways to improve the health of its residents.
As part of the study, Change Club, led by Texas A&M AgriLife and Cornell University, will implement a new community-change project that attempts to make healthy eating and physical activity easier for Meridian and Clifton residents.
The Change Club study is recruiting members to join a committee, which will lead the charge by identifying prospective areas for healthy improvement across the environment — the places where town residents live, work and play.
Change Club members will receive limited funding to complete the projects selected for their communities.
“This infusion of money, solely focused on improving the built environment, is really a great opportunity for Clifton and Meridian to begin thinking about how it will improve the health of its residents in a measurable way, long-term” said County Extension Agent Chris Coon.
Change Club requests community support in the form of health data provided by residents like you. The information participants provide over three years would include physical activity tracked by an accelerometer, survey information, physical measurements and a finger-prick blood draw during a local visit once a year. Monetary compensation is available for participants.
Meridian and Clifton residents can find out more information and sign up by contacting Chris Coon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent for Bosque County by calling 254-435-2331 or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org .