The goal of the Healthy Time Check initiative is to use the assets of the built environment, local food, and community engagement to support the movement of the Time Check neighborhood towards a healthier future with increased opportunity for its residents.
Healthy living and healthy communities involve more than just food or fitness – they include safe and healthy homes, social connections with neighbors, empowerment through education, as well as the ability to drive your own community’s future. The Healthy Time Check initiative seeks to build a healthier neighborhood through not just one element of healthy living, but many. It’s driven by a coalition of stakeholders and community partners investing in the neighborhood, including Matthew 25, the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County Public Health, the Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association and other organizations.
Some of the components of this initiative include:
- Free garden beds
- Free energy and healthy home assessments
- Healthy food and movement events
- Transform Week, a home repair program
- Cultivate Hope Youth Development Program
- Construction of infill housing
- Creating a more walkable community