For its part, the Health Department, through its HEAL Initiative, has provided grants to 10 community-based organizations, including faith-based institutions, to promote healthy eating and active living lifestyles among county residents.
United Healthcare Community Plan and Community Services Foundation
The Health Department has been working with the United Healthcare Community Plan and Community Services Foundation by participating in various community events to promote the health and wellness of children, adolescents, and adults. Topics covered include: the importance of dental hygiene, reading food labels properly, understanding risk behaviors and chronic disease prevention, weight management, physical fitness, daily exercise, and healthy eating. The Health Department also provides informational materials on health and wellness.