On Sept. 11, the Health Action Partnership brought together more than 100 representatives of organizations large and small — schools, businesses, government agencies, neighborhoods and nonprofits — to celebrate and look ahead.
So much has been accomplished by this great partnership, led by the Jefferson County Department of Health and with support by so many organizations, including the Community Foundation. To list just three examples, streets are safer for children to walk to school, neighborhoods are healthier with access to fresh produce and the whole community has the chance to become more connected through a plan for a countywide trail system.
So what comes next? As Gus Heard-Hughes, Director of Initiatives for the Community Foundation, explained, everyone at the meeting got a chance to learn, discuss and provide their ideas for next steps in smaller breakout groups organized around four priority areas: healthy children and youth, livable communities, tobacco-free living and healthy food choices.
Catch this 5-minute video for a quick overview of the Health Action Partnership. If you live, work or play in Jefferson County, or care about the people who do, stay tuned for details about the great work of this collaboration and the next steps on how everyone in our community can be involved. Contact Gus Heard-Hughes if you want to find out more today.