The Health Education Council is dedicated to providing access, education, advocacy, and training to empower individuals towards a healthy life.
West Modesto King Kennedy Neighborhood Collaborative and Network for
Healthy California held a Fruit and Veggie Fest outside the Maxx Value
Foods store. The minifestival featured pedal-powered smoothies,
healthy recipe samples and other information to encourage better eating
and fitness habits in the community. Read the full story from the Modesto Bee.
Please join us CONGRATULATING Health Education Council Fit Kid's Youth and Families for completing their first 5K run at the Run or Dye event held this past weekend! Read the full article from Sac Press.
The Health Education Council is sad to announce the passing of friend and colleague R. Scott Chavez, PhD, MPA, CCHP-A, who passed away on March 7, 2013 succumbing to cancer at age 63. A dedicated HEC board member for over five years, Dr. Chavez was also a long time member of our national tobacco prevention network, Break Free Alliance, where he participated on the Coordinating Council. Dr. Chavez was the first to recognize the need for addressing tobacco policy and cessation in correctional facilities. He worked with Break Free Alliance on developing the first-ever tobacco cessation curriculum specifically designed for inmate populations and correctional staff. He was the first to point to the need for tobacco free jail and prison policy. He integrated tobacco free policy into correctional health accreditation priorities. Dr. Chavez was a giant in the field of correctional healthcare and led the field in his role as Vice President at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He was a great supporter of the Health Education Council and our work to advance tobacco among low socioeconomic status communities and the tobacco control movement. He cared deeply about correctional health care issues. We will miss you Scott .... thank you for your leadership and vision. The Chavez family requests that condolences be sent to the NCCHC office at 1145 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614.
Consulate Shows Immigrants a New Window to Health Care. Even when the
Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, some people won't have
immigrants don't qualify for new insurance options under the law. One
program through Mexican Consulates tries to connect this population to
care. Listen to the Capitol Public Radio coverage of the Ventanilla de Salud now!
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We have partnered again with Fruit Guys, so when you donate, you'll receive one or more seasonal fruit crates containing 25 servings of locally grown, family farmed fresh fruit (some restrictions apply for out of state delivery). Please click the image below to learn more.