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Healthy Pinellas Consortium Meets On Nov. 20

By Maggie Hall, PIO - Contact Number: 727-824-6908

November 19, 2014

HEALTHY PINELLAS CONSORTIUM MEETS ON NOV. 20 

Updates on Pinellas County’s Community Health Improvement Plan will make up part of the agenda for the next meeting of the Healthy Pinellas Consortium at 1 PM on Thursday, Nov. 20. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County’s Mid-County Health Department’s 2nd floor conference room, 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.

There will be other topics on the agenda, including a presentation on community-based prevention marketing and a discussion of the federal Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant awarded to Pinellas County to combat chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

The Healthy Pinellas Consortium grew out of Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) discussions that brought health providers and community groups together to assess and improve the health of the people of Pinellas. To view CHIP activities, go to http://www.pinellashealth.com/pdf/Pinellas_County_CHIP_2013_2017.pdf.

The goal of the Healthy Pinellas Consortium is to create a culture of health and wellness with a vision of making Pinellas one of the healthiest counties in Florida. Preventing disease and maintaining good health is easier when people and communities are surrounded by environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

The Healthy Pinellas Consortium will convene, connect and communicate through partnerships that leverage resources to establish healthier places, programs and policies. Consortium members share best practices centered around physical activity, healthy nutrition and the built environment in Pinellas County.

All consortium meetings are open to the public and community feedback is welcome. For information, email Megan.Carmichael@FLHealth.gov. The 2015 meetings will be on Jan. 15, March 19, May 21, July 16, Sept. 17 and Nov. 15.


For more information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com.