11 November

Public-Private Partnerships Expand Access to Walker County Waterways

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The Livable Communities Priority Group of the Walker County Health Action Partnership has been hard at work on their goal to increase access to recreational spaces for outdoor physical activity opportunities. The fact that only 48% of Walker County residents have adequate access to locations for physical activity, coupled with 36% of Walker County adults […]

12 October

Walker County Receives Grant to Enhance Learning

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Bold Goals Coalition partners in both health and education have been making strides in Walker County. In September, the Walker County School System was awarded a three-year $450,000 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant to enhance learning at its Oakman Middle School. Under a joint application, Walker County Schools, United Way of Central Alabama and […]

14 September

Health Action Partnership (HAP) Leaders Selected for New National Leadership Program to Build Culture of Health

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(Birmingham, AL) Professionals from Albuquerque, N.M., to New York City—working across a range of fields, including architecture, education, and government—have been selected to participate in the Culture of Health Leaders program. Working individually and in teams, these leaders will address top-of-mind issues in health and equity, including food systems, racial stress in urban communities, and […]

12 August

Advancing Health Equity in Jefferson County

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When the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership was restructured in 2015 to reflect the most important health needs identified by the public, the need to pursue health equity in current and future work was at the top of the list of changes. Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his […]

14 July

Let’s Move! Outside Launches in Birmingham

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Birmingham is one of 50 cities across the United States launching a Let’s Move! Outside initiative to connect young people to open space and public lands. The initiative is a collaboration between the YMCA and the Department of the Interior, with funding from American Express, to inspire youth to play, learn, serve, and work in […]

19 April

Walker County Lake Project Continues To Grow

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Led by the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama, the Walker County Health Action Partnership went before the Walker County Commission on April 4 to express their gratitude for the support that the commission and the county has given to the new Walker County Lake Project. The Bold Goals Coalition is working with several business, nonprofit, government […]

28 January

2016 Jefferson County Health Action Partnership Summit

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The  2016 Jefferson County Health Action Partnership Summit is only two weeks away.  The Summit is an annual celebration of local health efforts and the people who are committed to improving the health of communities across Central Alabama.  This year’s event will be from 8am-2pm on Wednesday, February 10th at the McWane Science Center, 200 […]

4 December

Walker County Lake Master Plan

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According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings, only 50% of Walker County residents have adequate access to locations for physical activity. Combined with a 36% adult obesity rate, there is a great need for affordable and accessible recreational opportunities to promote physical activity within the county.  The Healthy Communities Workgroup of the […]

28 October

Child Nutrition Request For Proposal Awards

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Did you know that over 294,000 children in Alabama live in food insecure households*? That means many families in our five county service area have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Understanding that healthy, nutritious food is a building block for healthy children, the Bold Goals for Health partners United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and the Community […]

21 April

Child Nutrition Request for Proposal

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RFP: BUILDING STRONGER SYSTEMS TO MEET CHILD NUTRITION NEEDS To help ensure food insecure children and their families in the region have year-round access to nutritious food, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) have joined together to launch a Child Nutrition Request For Proposal. UWCA and CFGB […]