CPAN

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The increased worldwide prevalence of overweight and sedentary children has led to concerns about the future health of this generation. If children are watching excessive amounts of television while not engaging in age appropriate physical activities, what is this doing to their well-being? And importantly, what can we do now to change this dangerous trend? The answer came when the …

ACHIEVE Healthy Communities

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ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change) is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Selected national organizations collaborate with CDC to enhance local communities’ abilities to develop and implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that will help prevent or manage health-risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis. Specific activities …

Community in Motion

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Encouraging physical activity through a movement challenge Public Health Problem Whitfield and Murray counties in northwest Georgia are in Public Health District 1-2, which the BRFSS shows to have a higher than average rate of obesity and physical inactivity. Increased physical activity can improve health, yet not enough people are active. Walking is the most popular aerobic physical activity and …

Tackling Childhood Obesity

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Following the completion of our childhood physical activity and nutrition (CPAN) initiative in 2009, we knew our work on childhood obesity was not finished. Over half the children in our community were overweight or obese according to CDC standards! By April 2010, we were doing extensive research surrounding childhood obesity. Less than a year later, we were meeting with a …

Bike Around Murray

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BAM (Bike Around Murray) is an annual road-bike ride that will takes place in Murray County, Georgia. BAM starts and ends at the Murray County Recreation Center in Chatsworth, Georgia with at least one of the courses including the infamous Fort Mountain. BAM is more than just a bike ride; it’s bringing awareness to diabetes and emphasizes the importance of …

Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic

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Dalton’s largest and friendliest road race has quite a history.  2015′s Healthcare Classic will mark 35 years since the first race in 1981 and 22 years since gaining the involvement of the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership for the 1996 race. Before the Partnership’s involvement, the race was coordinated strictly by the Bradley Wellness Center. From 1981 – 2007, the race …