By: Lisa Dalrymple, Oakwood University, and Adventist Review, courtesy Adventist Review
The campus-wide health initiative of Oakwood University (OU) in Huntsville, Alabama, United States, titled “Healthy Campus 2020,” marked its fifth anniversary in 2020. With phase 1 completed, Oakwood is looking toward phase 2, “Healthy Campus, Healthy Community,” in which the university intends to promote health beyond its campus and address the needs of community members — one neighborhood at a time.
As part of the phase 2 initiative, Oakwood University’s long-awaited Mobile Market was officially launched on February 2.
This initiative is part of an effort to address food insecurity faced by many residents of north Alabama residing in food deserts, and also to combat diet-related health disparities and co-morbidities that plague so many residents in the deep South, particularly in northwest Huntsville communities.