New-Partner-Spotlight

New Partner Spotlight

Meet our newest Community Advisory Board (CAB) members. Click on the photo to see a gallery of pictures from these amazing new partners. To find out more about the CAB, click here.

Pictures 1-3: Up2Us New Orleans trained 42 local coaches in sports-based youth development in July. During the training at the Kingsley House, coaches committed to implementing new skills learned at the training and dropping bad habits that negatively affect kids. Each coach is on the ground working with youth at Up2Us partner organizations in New Orleans. As the nationwide leader in sports-based youth development, Up2Us harnesses the power of sports to reduce youth violence, promote health, and inspire academic success for kids in every community. For more information about Up2Us, visit www.up2us.org.

Pictures 4-5: FitnessFleet, Inc., founded by Kaleb J. Hill (pictured), is dedicated to addressing the chronic illnesses that plague our communities by taking a proactive and preventative approach to wellness. FitnessFleet is a medical-fitness service that focuses on providing healthcare to populations historically and systematically undeserved in Greater New Orleans. Under its wellness programs, FitnessFleet encourages patients to adhere to wellness plans by providing healthy incentives, including products from its brand VictoryLap. For more information about FitnessFleet, visit www.fitnessfleetinc.com.

Pictures 6-8: The Great Health Race is a measurable, incentivized health & wellness program for all middle & high school-aged students in the City of New Orleans, encouraging them to practically move more and eat better. The Great Health Race is a program of the New Orleans Council for Community and Justice (NOCCJ). Since their project launch in February of 2014, The Great Health Race team has traveled to Seattle, Washington, to collaborate with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), have contributed to the State Obesity Prevention & Management Commission, and are recently one of the newest additions to the Tulane Prevention Research Center’s community advisory board. The NOCCJ will continue working with local officials and schools within the Greater New Orleans community to refine their programming, and are expected to officially launch the project in Early 2015. For more information about The Great Health Race, visit www.greathealthrace.com.

Topics:   community advisory board , community health , diet , nutrition , physical activity , health communication , childhood obesity , obesity

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