REACH and Statewide Pioneering Healthy Communities Conference in Broward Next Week!

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We are so excited to be the host city for next week’s Statewide PHC conference and the REACH grantee conference.  Over 500 leaders from across the country will attend to hear from the leading thinkers in building healthy communities.  The conference is sponsored by the CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and YUSA.

The agenda will also feature mobile workshops which demonstrate exciting work taking place in Broward County that serve as national models.  Participants will see

  • YFit at TY Park, made possible through our partnership with Broward County Parks and our newly executed Joint Usage Agreement
  •  Live Well Lauderhill and the meaningful youth engagement strategies which have created dramatic change to create a healthier, safer community (all led by middle/high school students!) See http://www.livewelllauderhill.wordpress.com for more
  • The exciting work at Delevoe Park to bring high quality evidence based health programs to older adults in unincorporated Broward County
  • The PATCH community garden in Dania Beach which provides food and jobs in cooperation with the CRA.

Lots of pictures and stories to come next week as we share best practices with communities across the country working to build a healthier more awesome world!!