Public Health

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  • Phone: 970-328-8840

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, CO  81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, CO  81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Dr., Ste E
    El Jebel, CO  81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

Healthy Communities Coalition receives funding to combat chronic disease

Contacts:

Katie Haas, Healthy Communities Coordinator, 970-328-8855, katie.haas@eaglecounty.us 

Kris Valdez, Planner, 970-328-8752, kris.valdez@eaglecounty.us  

Dec. 1, 2015 – The Healthy Communities Coalition of Eagle County has received a $125,000 grant from the American Planning Association’s Plan4Health program to support healthy eating and active living (HEAL) locally, in order to combat chronic disease.

The Plan4Health grant will be used to review comprehensive land use plans throughout the Eagle River Valley while developing strategies that promote HEAL activities within the built environment. In addition, a pilot program to increase community engagement will be launched, intended to bring a greater variety of input to local government processes and decision-making. 

The Healthy Communities Coalition is comprised of community members and professionals representing local government, non-profits, health and youth organizations focused on creating opportunities for healthy eating and active living for all residents of Eagle County. The coalition’s Plan4Health efforts will be led by the county’s Public Health and Planning departments.  

Plan4Health is a multi-year program that strengthens the connection between planning and public health. Seventy-five percent of the program’s funding supports local and state coalitions working to advance public health through better planning and partnerships, specifically through leveraging skills and evidence-based strategies. The program is implemented in partnership with the American Public Health Association and represents a major new collaboration between planners and public health professionals. Funding for Plan4Health was provided through an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

For more information, contact Healthy Communities Coordinator Katie Haas at 970-328-8855 or at katie.haas@eaglecounty.us; or Eagle County Planner Kris Valdez at 970-328-8752 or at kris.valdez@eaglecounty.us