The Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC) is a stakeholder group of community partners who came together in 2011 to create an action plan to improve the health of the people of El Paso County.
Since 2011, HCC has worked together to carry out proven strategies that address important behaviors and factors that lead to poor diet and physical inactivity. The HCC implements strategies to increase healthy food options for both adults and children in settings such as schools, worksites, and neighborhoods; increase opportunities for physical activity; and to promote other behaviors and policies that reduce risk for obesity.
The HCC consists of over 60 representatives from schools, hospitals and health systems, non-profit organizations, city and county government agencies, public health, medical providers, and interested citizens.
- By focusing community efforts and resources to increase healthy eating and active living in settings such as schools, worksites and in our neighborhoods, the HCC will stop the upward trend of overweight and obesity in El Paso County by 2017 and reverse the trend by 2022. The HCC is currently reviewing health data and selecting additional priorities for 2017 and beyond.
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