The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Families

January 19th, 2016

Here are some ways you and family can participate in making (and keeping) New Year’s resolutions that promote a healthy lifestyle.

CDC’s Community Transformation Grants (CTGs)

May 25th, 2011

Created by the Affordable Care Act, Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases – such as diabetes and heart disease. Over $100M is available for the current year, and local/state health departments are a perfect fit for this opportunity! Deadlines: Letter of Intent: June 6, 2011 […]

Physical Education and Parent Involvement

August 23rd, 2010

Parents play a vital role in the health of their children and can strongly influence the choices they make at school. Making good choices regarding physical activity and nutritious food leads to improved student health — and healthier students are better learners. So encourage the parents of your students to play an active role in […]

Do You Live in a Healthy Neighborhood?

June 18th, 2009

I was recently asked to propose a short list of indicators of a “healthy neighborhood.” The list was to be considered by the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative, which is a wonderful coalition working hard to improve environments and policies to support children’s health. I thought others might be interested in the list, so I […]