The Healthy Pinellas Consortium began in 2013 through the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas). The Consortium was created after the DOH-Pinellas conducted a Community Health Assessment in 2012. From that assessment there were four goals that were decided upon through a community partnership meeting. Two of the goals, listed below, are overseen by the Consortium.
The Healthy Pinellas Consortium is to convene, connect and communicate through partnerships that leverage resources to establish healthy communities and programs. The purpose of the Consortium is to encourage children and adults in Pinellas County to choose active living and nutritious selections for a better future.
Promote treatment and prevention of obesity in Hillsborough County communities through advocacy, education, and resource sharing.
“POP” is a coalition of individuals and organizations from a wide variety of disciplines. Collectively and collaboratively, this group shares resources, best practices, strategies, and promotes supportive policy changes aimed at empowering our community members to enjoy a lifetime of wellness with a focus on reducing and preventing chronic diseases through obesity prevention. For more information visit the coalition website.
To strengthen relationships, leverage partnerships and resources and enhance collaboration to facilitate policy and environmental changes that will reduce the burden of childhood obesity in Florida.
For more information visit the FPHC website.
The Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition is dedicated to making healthy eating and physical activity popular and accessible to Lexington tweens in their homes, schools and communities.