It’s the first week of school for many kids in our community – a time to establish new routines and break in those school supplies! For kids at seven Jefferson County schools, new shoes that were purchased to start school are getting broken in a bit more quickly with the renewal of school-sponsored walking and…
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report on County Health Rankings shows Jefferson County making progress, including what we believe are results from the work of the Health Action Partnership.
New on-line mental health directory provides resources for this important aspect of health, including Alabama and national resources.
Priority Groups meet in January to move forward with four areas within the Health Action Partnership, including livable communities, tobacco-free, healthy children and youth and healthy food choices.
Fresh produce markets, changes in food service for schools, added physical activity all can help decrease childhood obesity, according to new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report.
“F as in Fat” report predicts dramatic increases in obesity across the United States over the next 20 years, especially in Alabama, but the Health Action Partnership is making progress in fighting this trend.
The Health Action Partnership brought representatives of key organizations together to celebrate successes and discuss the next steps in key priority areas to make our community a healthier place to live, work and play.
Birmingham’s Complete Streets honor and Bessemer’s comprehensive smoking ordinance show two ways our community is making progress as a place where people can lead healthy lives.
Alabama is leading the way with the number of strong, new smokefree laws enacted in 2011 and, with that distinction, is tied with California to receive the annual Smokefree Indoor Air Challenge Award from Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR). This is the first time Alabama has won the ANR crystal award and represents the work…
Tuesday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m., Birmingham City Council will move forward with a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to protect workers across the city from the effects of smoke in their place of work. Birmingham also will show once more its leadership in improving community health. As a longtime member of the Health…