Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho
Genuine solutions to the challenging problem of obesity require the joint effort of partners and collaborators. Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho is a voluntary network of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals committed to creating an environment where all Idahoans have access to healthy food options and opportunities to be physically active to improve their health and well-being.
Through development of the HEAL Idaho Nutrition and Physical Activity Framework, HEAL Idaho members have tools and resources to create thriving communities where making the healthy choice is the easy choice.
HEAL Network members share information and access to resources through the HEAL Idaho website and Facebook page, as well as regional meetings and an annual statewide summit. Through these web-based and group activities, members have access to:
- Tools for grassroots organizing,
- National, state and community–based educational offerings,
- Funding resources and opportunities,
- Calendar of upcoming member events and activities, and
- New partnerships for leveraging services and programs.
S A V E T H E D A T E
HEAL Idaho Regional Meetings
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 HEAL Idaho Regional Meetings is now OPEN! Please find the location you wish to attend and click on the corresponding registration link. The 2014 HEAL Idaho Regional Meetings in Moscow and Pocatello will focus on increasing healthy food access through farmer's markets and physical activity access through the built environment and walkability. The agenda includes presentations by community leaders with a wide spectrum of experience in the selective regions and throughout Idaho. The 2014 HEAL Idaho Regional Meeting in Boise will be part of the highly anticipated St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and High Five Children’s Health Collaborative “Creating Healthy Communities Summit”. HEAL Idaho has sponsored the Food Access breakout session on April 17th , highlighting the local healthy food movement. This summit will feature some of the nation’s thought leaders and local public health experts drawing the connection between the environment and the health and vitality of community residents.
MOSCOW - REGISTER HERE!
April 9, 2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
1912 Center – Great Room
BOISE – REGISTER HERE!
Creating Healthy Communities Summit
April 17 & 18, 2014
Food Access session, April 17th, Sponsored by HEAL Idaho
POCATELLO – REGISTER HERE!
April 22, 2014, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Idaho Central Credit Union Administrative Offices
To become involved with HEAL Idaho, 'Like' us on Facebook where we encourage members to engage in dialogue and share tools, resources, best practices, events, and other relevant information. If you would like to be added to our HEAL mailing list, please email us at IdahoHEAL@gmail.com stating your request. This will ensure you and other HEAL members receive updates on meetings and pertinent events and information in a timely manner.
HEAL Idaho is facilitated by the IDHW Bureau of Community and Environmental Health (BCEH) Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) Program. As the facilitator and convenor, IPAN provides administrative support, communication coordination and fiscal management.
For more information, contact:
Angie Gribble, MHS, IPAN Manager, at (208) 334-5788 GribbleA@dhw.idaho.gov
Katie Lamansky, CHES, IPAN Program Specialist, at (208) 334-4951 LamanskK@dhw.idaho.gov.