March 1, 2016 6:48 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

PSE Changes in Rural Communities

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Addressing lack of access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in rural communities is accompanied by unique challenges and opportunities. Strategies that may work well in more urban areas sometimes fall flat when attempted in a rural setting, underscoring the importance of empathy when designing initiatives – there must be authentic community involvement […]

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November 24, 2015 5:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

10 Towns, One Coalition: Planning in Rural Communities

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Founded in 2010, the Eastern Highlands (Connecticut) Health District Community Health Action Response Team’s (CHART) mission is to create healthy communities through policy, systems, environmental changes and health promotion programming; making healthy living easy. The 10-town territory covered by the CHART coalition has many beautiful features, including parks, trails, and expansive natural areas. The 80,000 residents of these […]

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