P2H Monthly Update: September 2013

This post was written by Lynnsey Childress In: Posted September 18, 2013

The Pathways to Health (P2H) partnership is hosting a free community block party on September 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd.

The interactive and family-friendly event will include cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, games, health screenings, snacks and fun for all ages.  The event is the first of a series of block parties in six regions across Tulsa County hosted by the P2H partnership to improve health in Tulsa County.

The geographic regions are based off of the recent Community Health Needs Assessment. Upcoming block parties include October 3 at Cooper Elementary School/Johnson Park for the Central East region and November 7 at Marshall Elementary for the Central West region. The remaining block parties will be held in the spring in the North, South and West regions.

The idea for the block parties came from the recently released Community Health Improvement Plan, which sets goals to improve the health of Tulsa County residents in six priority areas identified by community residents – poor diet and inactivity, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, chronic disease, access to healthcare, and tobacco use.

“There are so many agencies, coalitions and organizations working to improve the health of residents across Tulsa County,” said Dr. Bruce Dart, Tulsa Health Department director. “We’re coming to your neighborhood so everyone has the opportunity to learn about resources available in your own backyard.”

Participating organization for the block party at Hicks Park include:

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Community Crime Prevention
Health Zone at Saint Francis
OSU Extension Community Nutrition Education
OU Community Health
OU Tulsa Community Health and Environmental Design Studio
Shortline Dental
Tulsa City-County Library
Tulsa County Wellness Partnership
Tulsa Health Department
Tulsa Parks Department
Union Public Schools

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