Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fulton County PICH Program Supports Georgia Safe Routes to School Palooza

The Fulton County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Program will participate in the Georgia Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Palooza on March 31, 2017 at Morehouse School of Medicine to encourage development of more SRTS programs in the Metro Atlanta and Fulton County area.
During March, in celebration of Walk to School Days, schools across Georgia are launching or showcasing existing SRTS programs. The commemoration also is an opportunity to enlist families and community groups in the effort to provide secure pathways for youngsters to walk and bike to and from school. The Atlanta Palooza is a half-day conference sponsored by the Georgia SRTS Resource Center that brings together school officials, community leaders, citizens, policymakers and government agencies to discuss the benefits of SRTS programs and to share ideas for successfully organizing and sustaining them. The event will feature an address from a keynote speaker, local SRTS success stories, a panel discussion and networking opportunities.
PICH’s participation in the event aligns with its mission to support strategies and initiatives that encourage active lifestyles and increase access to physical activity.
Please register here and see pertinent details below:
WHAT: Spring 2017 Metro Atlanta-North Georgia SRTS Palooza
WHEN: March 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310    
WHO: Parents, School Administrators, Community Leaders and Government Officials

About PICH: The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Program is working with community partners to develop strategies and implement programs to promote healthier lifestyles and to reduce both health disparities and the incidence of chronic disease among County residents. The PICH Program is made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement #IU58DP005568-01. For more information, please visit www.fultoncountyga.gov/partnership-to-improve-community-health. To learn more about Fulton County Health and Wellness, please visit www.fultoncountygahealth.org.

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