New Partnership to Improve Health of People with Disabilities

BLOOMINGTON — Forty-one McLean County residents with developmental disabilities have an opportunity to improve their health because of an innovative partnership of the McLean County Health Department, Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness Center and Marcfirst.
The one-year pilot program covers the cost of health assessments, customized training plans and guidance for 41 Marcfirst clients with disabilities at Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness Center in the Center for Integrated Wellness, 1111 Trinity Lane, Bloomington.
Since the program opened April 1 with individual health assessments, 40 of 41 adults eligible to participate in the pilot have enrolled.

“This is an amazing opportunity for people with disabilities to take ownership of their well-being,” said Laura Furlong, CEO of Marcfirst, which has programs for people with disabilities.

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