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Join Us! “Coalition Building, Best Practices & Policies for a Sustainable Food System” Presentation Oct. 25th

JOIN US! “Coalition Building, Best Practices & Policies for a Sustainable Food System” Presented by Marc Jacobson, Regional Director and Statewide Organizing Director, Texas Hunger Initiative and Member of the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Paso del Norte Health Foundation / Wells Fargo Building / 221 N. Kansas St.
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Recap-Texas Legislative Update Meeting w/ Texans Care for Children – By Stephanie Rubin

  On Thursday, September 28, Texans Care for Children's CEO, Stephanie Rubin, and Senior Health Policy Associate, Adriana Kohler, shared an update on how children's health issues fared in the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. They also facilitated a discussion with El Paso County legislators, Senator José Rodríguez and Representative Mary González, on their perspectives on legislative
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Join Us! Take a Bite Out of an Apple to Show Support for Healthy Eating and Local Farmers on Oct. 24th!

  This October 24th join millions of people around the country as we take a bite from apples in support of healthy, affordable, and sustainable local food! The Local Food Promotion Coalition (LFP), one of the Institute for Healthy Living at UTEP’s HEAL Alliance working groups, is coordinating Apple Crunch events throughout the Paso del Norte
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Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Technical Assistance Training Workshop

On June 21st, the IHL co-facilitated a policy training workshop with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help community stakeholders and policy makers understand the technical aspects of HFFIs. HFFIs have developed around the country as a tool for state and local governments to bring new and enhance existing supermarkets, grocery stores and food retail
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El Paso County-Wide Linear Trail Public Meetings 8/9 & 8/10

Seeking Public Input for a County-wide Linear Trail in El Paso, Texas The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is partnering with the Institute for Healthy Living to develop a route map for a county-wide linear trail in El Paso, Texas. Trails and outdoor recreation opportunities are an excellent way for people to get outdoors, exercise, and explore their neighborhoods.
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Texas Legislative Update – Children at Risk 6/27/17

How Did Texas’ Children Fare In The 85th Legislative Session?  Come learn what was accomplished, how the new legislation will impact El Paso children, and what can be done to prepare for future sessions. Topics: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Public Education, Human Trafficking, and Mental Health Tuesday, June 27th / 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: The Hospitals of Providence East Campus Main
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2nd Annual HEAL Week – By Victoria Bruce

In April, more than 500 participants joined the Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) to celebrate the 2nd annual HEAL Week (Healthy Eating & Active Living). HEAL Week was established in 2016 to raise awareness for the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, to provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the
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