This is Alabama: “Birmingham’s Pack Health grows by giving people a toolkit for better health”


by Sam Prickett for This is Alabama | A weekly feature in the Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, and Huntsville Times.

This article features members Dorothy and Mary Elizabeth, as well as Director of Health Advising Michael McMorris and Mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin.

Mary Elizabeth says: “We talk once a week, and [my Health Advisor] sends me ‘nudges’ every day, just a little note about, ‘Are you getting your walk in today?’ or, ‘Be sure and track your food!’ And then when I run into a question or a problem — like, I’ve had an injury recently — he helps me work through that, too, with consistent good advice and coaching…. I wish everybody had the opportunity to just have that kind of relationship and support.”

Read the rest of the story here.