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CanDo Fort Collins

The CanDo Fort Collins Coalition is made up of community members and organizations who care about health and wellness in the Fort Collins community. CanDo staff and coalition partners facilitate several subcommittes focusing on the food environment, the built environment, community gardens, school wellness and worksite wellness. CanDo staff also facilitate the Vida Sana Coalition to promote health equity for Hispanic/Latino and low-income residents. The coalition meets quarterly as a whole to review progress and share successes. Want to get involved? Please fill out the following short survey to add your contact information to our database.

Next meeting -  Thursday, July 31 from 8:30-10:00am at the Westbridge first floor conference room (1107 S. Lemay Ave.-Across from Poudre Valley Hospital)

How we’re stuctured and when we meet: 2014 Meeting Calendar

Healthy Food Environment Network

The Fort Collins Healthy Food Environment Network addresses the need for a coordinated community-wide effort to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Community members and representatives from various agencies are coming together to influence the access, marketing and education of healthy food choices in organizations throughout the community. For more information or to get involved, contact Bobbie Kay at bobbie.kay@uchealth.org or (970)495-7523.

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Meeting Minutes

Built Environment

The Health and Built Environment Leadership Team (HBELT) engages decision makers from various governmental and quasi-governmental jurisdictions in a process to formally integrate health into the planning, development and design of Fort Collins. For more information, contact Stacey Clark at stacey.clark@uchealth.org .

The Built Environment Work Group (BEWG) is comprised of citizens and agency representatives from the Fort Collins community committed to elevating awareness and pursuing policy solutions to promote health through the built environment. For more information or to join, contact Stacey Clark at stacey.clark@uchealth.org or (970)495-7433.

Next meeting: June 6, 2014, 10 – 11:30am at the City Community Room (215 North Mason.)

Vida Sana

Through a grant from the state Office of Health Disparities, CanDo staff facilitate the Vida Sana Coalition, a group of over 200 community members who have worked together to identify the risk factors among the Latino/Hispanic community that are contributing to health disparities and create a community based solution. For more information, contact Edgar Dominguez at eddie.dominguez@uchealth.org or 970-495-7519.

Next meeting: TBD

Well City Task Force

The purpose of the Well City Task Force is to network and collaborate on projects that support healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy weights for adults in the Fort Collins area. The current focus for this committee is promoting worksite wellness through the Fort Collins Well City Initiative. For more information, contact Kim Barman at kim.barman@uchealth.org or 970-495-7517.

WACS

The PSD Wellness Advisory Council for Schools (WACS) is implemented by the district and made up of appointed school staff, administrators, parents, and community members focused on improving support for and adherence to the district wellness policy. CanDo staff hold a permanent seat on the council and serve as a conduit between its members and PSD Wellness. For more information, contact Ashley Schwader, District Wellness Coordinator, at 970-490-3455.

CanDo spotlight!

 

View a presentation of Obesity Data Trends in Larimer County.