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News & Notes
What’s the eating style that’s best for health? Is it a Mediterranean eating plan? Vegetarian? Low carb? With all the eating styles out there, it’s hard to know which one to follow.
Healthy eating is one of the best ways to prevent or delay health problems. Eating well, along with getting enough physical activity, can help you lower your risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and more. To reach your goals, experts advise making small, gradual changes.
Research shows that many Americans believe that everyone should have access to affordable health care coverage. However, the method to achieve that goal remains a topic of national debate. There are many paths to achieving “universal coverage” both nationally and at the state level; the details of which are often misunderstood. The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy recently released a useful 1-page fact sheet explaining universal coverage and public support for it. Click 'Read More' to download it.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.
There are many ways to help us achieve our mission. Volunteers bring Health Education Council programs to life. Volunteers are needed to staff community events, assist in our office, and promote our programs at community meetings. Visit 'Get Involved' to learn more.
Most health happens outside of the doctor's office. We are at our healthiest when the places we work, play, learn and pray support both health and well-being. Visit 'What We Do' to learn more about how we design programs to meet unique needs of the communities we serve.
HEC partners with communities across the Sacramento region to make health and well-being a reality for all people. Our programs meet community-identified needs and are designed to address the underlying drivers of health. Visit our 'What We Do' section to learn more.