As you can see in the grants we make and the partnerships we seek, the Community Foundation is committed to strategies that help people lead healthy lives. We hear the people of our community say that is what they want, both in access to care and in changes to their environment that help us all make healthy choices.
Today at 2 p.m. and on Feb. 21 at 5 p.m., you can be part of two gatherings and show support for ways to help us all lead healthy lives.
Today, Feb. 15, the Public Safety Committee of the Birmingham City Council is holding a public hearing on a proposed Smokefree Air Ordinance which will strengthen the current law. The meeting is set to start at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Birmingham City Hall, 710 North 20th Street downtown.
On Feb. 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Freshwater Land Trust, Health Action Partnership and Regions Bank invite everyone to join a celebration to unveil the Jefferson County Greenway Master Plan and announce the winner of the contest to name the greenway. This is part of Our One Mile, a community input process that allowed all of us to participate by highlighting our favorite sidewalks, paths and bike routes.
A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes for both of these efforts and will continue as long as our community continues to push to become the healthiest place we can be. We hope you will join us in supporting these policy and planning efforts, or learn more about our efforts as part of the Health Action Partnership.