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Educational Resources to Address Health Disparities

This web site provides resources to help you initiate and expand a heart health program to support the needs of your community. Through your efforts we hope that ethnic diverse groups will engage in daily activities to reduce the risk of disease, and to enjoy a healthier life for themselves and their families.

Media Accepts OACAA Food Stamp Challenge

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has initiated the Ohio Community Action Food Stamp Challenge to increase awareness and give participants a view of what life can be like for the 1.75 million low-income Ohioans receiving food stamps.

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Success of Million PALA Challenge; Launch of PALA+

PALA is a long-standing PCFSN program that rewards youth who are active for 60 minutes a day and adults 30 minutes a day, five days a week for six out of eight weeks. Today, the First Lady also announced the launch of PALA+, a new and improved PALA that incorporates elements of MyPlate and is designed to motivate Americans to make physical activity and healthy eating part of their daily life.

County Health Rankings

This first-of-its-kind collection of 50 reports – one per state – helps community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live.

Rural Health Information Hub

The Feature of the Month for November highlights the Rural Assistance Center, which is an excellent resource if you’re looking for potential funding opportunities, publications and tools, program models, and more. While the focus is on rural communities, there is quite a bit of information that can be used in any setting.