Added by Caroline Hughes on May 31, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments
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Added by Natasha Freidus on May 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington (UW) Medical Center become smoke- and tobacco-free facilities today, May 31, also designated by the World Health Organization as World No Tobacco Day.
All designated smoking areas…Continue
I just found out about this Walk Score website that rates the walkability of your neighborhood by looking at the proximity of amenities like stores, schools, restaurants and parks and also traffic density. They could take it up a notch if they could also assess sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic lights, and other infrastructure that makes it safer to walk. But even without that level of detail, I found it to be an interesting way of…Continue
My role through the CPPW project is to explore the YMCA's Community Based Organization model, which is our term for how we engage underserved communities in our work. I'm a youth development person so this is an excitiing change of pace for me. I'm leraning about the Y's healthy living pillar, engaging in HEAL work, exploring systems issues to engagement, and thinking through access barriers.. Here's a reflection piece from a Health Fair I attended in March.
Navajo Nation Commercial Tobacco-Free Day on May 31, 2011
In Recognition of the World Health Organization’s “World No Tobacco Day”
Whereas, commercial tobacco is harmful to the sacred elements of air and earth; and
Whereas, the use of commercial tobacco by our people harms our environment resulting in disharmony with the…Continue
CPPW Smoke-free housing projects in the news! Great job Karen and team!
King County increasing smoke-free affordable housing
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on May 24, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments
As the school year winds down, school nutritional staff may wonder if they are making the most of the school’s food service dollar. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation presented a webinar focused on school food purchasing. You can review the slides or listen to best practices for streamlining the procurement process. To view the webinar about how to make the most of your budget you will need to register on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s…Continue
Added by Katie Ross on May 23, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
Join Mapping Our Voices Equality for a screening of digital stories.
All stories are about promoting healthy eating and active living in the Delridge and White Center neighborhoods.
Tuesday, May 24th
High Point Center
6400 Sylvan Way NW - Seattle, WA 98126…
Added by Natasha Freidus on May 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I am always buying a giant bag of spinach and then struggling to find a new way to eat it before it all goes bad. One of my new favorite recipes and what I am having for dinner tonight is from Better Home and Gardens magazine, Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta! It’s a vegetarian dish, but I like to add chicken for a little more protein. There is a little bit of chopping involved, but it’s a pretty quick fix that is full of fresh greens and tomatoes. I once left out the gorgonzola cheese,…Continue
Added by Sara Kimpe on May 13, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
The King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division is sponsoring a 2-day mental health conference on September 9 and 10, 2011, titled, "Recovery and Resiliency: Stepping Stones to Wellness". The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Seattle Central Community College. …Continue
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What are you doing on Wednesday at lunch? One of the worksites that’s involved in the American Cancer Society & UW worksite wellness program has declared every Wednesday a Walking Wednesday and is encouraging all employees to take a 30 minute walk.
Another worksite participating is extending their employees lunch break by an extra 15 minutes if they choose to use the standard 30 minutes to exercise. This will allow their employees to take a walk, clean up if needed, and eat…Continue
Added by Sara Kimpe on May 11, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The University of Washington and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to offer local employers the opportunity to participate in a free workplace wellness program, called HealthLinks. What they’re offering is pretty exciting. Here’s a brief overview:
* Free (ACS and UW are funded by Public Health Seattle & King County)
* The company gets $250 to spend on wellness-related activities
* On-site wellness help from experienced ACS consultant
* Toolkits with…Continue
Added by Sara Kimpe on May 9, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) has vending machines at fifty-one housing sites and eight office locations. Residents have recently asked for healthy snacks and beverages in vending machines. SHA will be piloting the Healthy Vending Guidelines at several housing locations and office sites to identify healthy vending options and the response of residents. …Continue
Added by Michael Peter Guerrero on May 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Judith Yarrow on May 5, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Hi CPPW partners,
I've been thinking a great deal lately about how to best encourage people to eat healthier and exercise more. And as I've been pondering my own family's meal patterns, I realized that it might be fun to share a particularly yummy recipe with my CPPW coalition family. Once in a while, I come across something that satisfies my meat-and-potatoes husband, picky 13 year-old, and veggie-averse 9 year-old. When I do come across such a recipe, I feel like I've won the…Continue