MOVE Columbia is a new County-wide healthy initiative developed by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce in coordination with EP Nevins Insurance Agency, Inc. and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York.
A committee has been developed to organize and facilitate events throughout the county. It is comprised of The Chamber employees, The
Columbia County Department of Health, business leaders of county-based companies with special emphasis on health-based businesses.
Columbia County is currently ranked #26 out of 62 counties in a State-wide health ranking system as reported by the Robert Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin. Our initial goal is to increase our ranking to be in the Top 20 while improving overall health and fitness. This new healthy initiative is designed to educate, raise awareness, and promote fitness and nutrition, as well as mental wellness to improve the daily lives of our community members.
Move Columbia will be involved in numerous organized events to include a Corporate/Community Challenge, various fitness related events and an annual Health & Wellness Expo. Many of these programs will be in partnership with our local health-based businesses throughout Columbia County.
This is a great opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure, recruit & retain employees by fostering a positive team environment, engage and educate our youth through the educational partnerships and bring the community together to foster positive relationships and gain success through team-work.