No longer can we afford to think of America’s health and wellness as primarily the responsibility of the medical and public health professions. Individually, each of us must assume responsibility, and help our children and families assume responsibility, for healthy living. Collectively, all sectors of our communities and nation must come together to advance a common strategy to remove the barriers and increase the supports for healthy living. This strategy must be directed toward two key goals:
- Helping individuals and families. As a nation, we must develop new and more effective strategies and programs to help individuals and families adopt and sustain healthier ways of living.
- Mobilizing communities. We must also mobilize all key sectors in our communities and nation to remove the barriers and increase the supports for healthy living.
Y-USA's goal is to improve the health and wellness of all Americans by equipping Ys to become dramatically more effective in directly helping individuals and families live healthier lives, and helping lead their communities, and the nation, to reduce barriers and increase supports for healthy living.
The Bath Area Family YMCA’s vision and long range plan’s focus is to make health and wellness a daily habit through programs and activities that are easily accessible to all ages. Our leadership is committed to ensuring our community hold close to a common goal, which is to make sure that all community members embrace the doctrine of good health and wellness. Our leadership will pledge that this initiative impacts all aspects of the community – local and state government, school boards, hospitals and other health care providers, childcare providers, businesses, outreach programs for elderly and more.