Health Innovation Hub in Williamson WV

Eric Mathis speaking at WHWC launch

Eric Mathis speaking at WHWC launch

 

Accelerating Appalachia showed their support at the launch of the Williamson Health and Wellness Center which is a health innovation hub in Williamson WV. The launch included words from guest speakers from Appalachia and beyond who discussed the value the hub provides to the community. This hub’s goal is to provide free health care to those who can’t afford it while promoting a healthy lifestyle to community members. Williamson is located in Mingo county which in the past has had the highest rate of diabetes in the USA.  The hub is committed to decreasing the diabetes rate in Mingo county. The goal of creating a healthy lifestyle was emphasized through an excellent lunch catered by 34:Ate, a restaurant that is opening soon in Williamson that serves locally produced foods.

Great food by 34:Ate

 Click the link to learn more about the efforts to decrease diabetes in Mingo county: http://mingodiabetes.com/