Access to health information and resources is a vital part of building a healthy community. Sometimes, locating health resources can be a struggle that requires wading through a maze of information. But Mountain Valley 2-1-1 is a service that links the community of Merced County with local health agencies and information. While many people look to 2-1-1 for resources to help with housing and utility costs, you can also use the service to learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle and discover how organizations are working to make Merced County a healthier place! By dialing 2-1-1 (or 844-287-7400 on a mobile phone), you will reach a specialist who can tell you about a variety of resources that are available in your community, based on your interests or needs. On the Mountain Valley 2-1-1 website, you can browse all of the same information quickly and efficiently. Search for programs, classes, events and information from dozens of Merced County organizations at your convenience.
On the website, resources are sorted into categories to make navigation as simple as possible. These categories range from food and transportation services, to entrepreneurial services, to drought assistance and more. To learn more about health, wellness, and living a healthy lifestyle in Merced County, visit the lifestyles page, which has resources on chronic disease management workshops, nutrition assistance, smoking cessation, even yoga classes and more! Also visit the Community Activities page where you can find information on local clubs, centers for kids and teens, as well as zoos and other activities you can enjoy with friends and family.
And don’t miss the Community Events Calendar, which helps keep track of a whole month of activities. You can find information on events for family and friends, like group classes, farmers’ markets and the local Bookmobile’s schedule. Community residents and agencies can also submit events to the calendar and help get the word out about all the different activities happening in the community.
Mountain Valley 2-1-1 is a big step in our journey to creating a healthier community! To learn more about the resources available to you, visit http://mountainvalley211.org today.