Working Together for a Healthier Broward

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WORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER BROWARD

Tobacco Free Living Broward County Florida Touch Broward Tobacco Free Living

In Florida, 88 people die every day from tobacco; 7 of them from secondhand smoke.

TOUCH Partners are working together to reduce the harmful exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke throughout Broward County by supporting local efforts to increase the number of smoke-free parks, and public sp...


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Active Living and Healthy Eating Broward County TOUCH Active Living
and Healthy Eating

In Broward County, nearly 2 out of every 3 adults and 1 out of 7 children are overweight or obese mainly due to poor nutrition and the lack of physical activity.

TOUCH works with our Partners to improve the access to healthy and nutritious foods and increased opportunities for physical act...


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High Quality Clinical and Preventive Services TOUCH Broward County Florida High Quality Clinical
and Preventative Services

More than half of the annual deaths in Broward County are caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes.

TOUCH Partners are working together to improve access to coordinated patient-centered healthcare for all Broward residents in order to manage chronic diseases and improve long-te...


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Broward Complete Streets Healthy and Safe Environments TOUCH Healthy and Safe
Physical Environments

The Fort Lauderdale metro area was ranked 4th worst in the country on the Pedestrian Danger Index with cars injuring over 1,500 pedestrians and bicyclists.

TOUCH Partners are implementing roadway and neighborhood designs that will make it easier and safer for Broward Residents to travel us...


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Healthy, Active and Fresh News and Tips to Improve Your Life

LATEST HEALTHY NEWS AND TIPS FROM THE TOUCH BLOG

American Lung Association TOUCH Broward Smokefree Multi-unit Housing Video
April 18, 2014 ⋅ Beny SchonfeldNo Comments
American Lung Association in Florida Publishes “Smokefree Housing” Educational Video

The American Lung Association in Florida in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Miami-Field Office, Catholic Housing Management, the Florida Department of Health and the TOUCH initiative at Broward Regional Health Planning Council has created a Publi...

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poverty simulation TOUCH Broward volunteers needed
March 18, 2014 ⋅ Beny SchonfeldNo Comments
Volunteers Needed for Poverty Simulation Event (April 15th, 2014)

TOUCH (Transforming Our Communities Health) is hosting a poverty simulation on April 15th from 1:30-4:30pm @ Lauderdale Lakes Library, Educational and Cultural Center and is in need of volunteers to assist with the event.

During the Poverty Simulation, participants role-pl...

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Florida Bicycle Month Broward County
March 6, 2014 ⋅ Beny Schonfeld2 Comments
Florida Bicycle Month in Broward County: Full List of Events

Broward County Parks announces the return of Florida Bicycle Month – March 2014. Florida Bicycle Month features a number of fitness and education-centered events for riders of all ages to enjoy. Events will take place throughout the month at various county and city parks.

So...

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March 3, 2014 ⋅ Beny SchonfeldNo Comments
Health and Medical Coalition Expresses Support For Ending Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

Not long ago, the whole country awoke to the news of CVS Caremark vowing to end the sale of tobacco products in their CVS Pharmacy stores.  In his official an...

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Upcoming Events from TOUCH and Our Partners

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM TOUCH AND OUR PARTNERS

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April 17, 2014 ⋅ Beny Schonfeld ⋅ No Comments
2nd Annual Me & My Dad Challenge!
When: May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA

In an effort to encourage fathers’ engagement in their children’s lives, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County teams up with the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation, Tony...
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April 16, 2014 ⋅ Beny Schonfeld ⋅ No Comments
Shower2Empower by Black Infant Health Practice Initiative
When: May 30, 2014 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Urban League of Broward County Community Empowerment Center, 560 Northwest 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA

Urban League of Broward County in partnership with Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. presents the 6th Annual Black Infant Health Practice Initiative (BIHPI)”Shower...
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PATCH Spring Celebration
April 14, 2014 ⋅ Beny Schonfeld ⋅ No Comments
Spring Celebration Event At The Dania Beach PATCH!
When: April 19, 2014 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Dania Beach PATCH, 1200 Northwest 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA

PATCH’s purpose is to build a sense of PRIDE in our Community by creating a SPACE where our neighbors, friends and family can come and play, learn, and EAT the best produce Florida has to offer. Spring Celebratio...
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poverty simulation TOUCH Broward volunteers needed
April 8, 2014 ⋅ Beny Schonfeld ⋅ No Comments
Poverty Simulation Experience hosted by TOUCH
When: April 15, 2014 @ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Lauderdale Lakes Library, Educational and Cultural Center, 3580 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311, USA

If you had little money which of these would you choose… …Buy your children shoes that fit or food? …Pay the rent or purchase medicine? …S...
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TOUCH is a True Coalition of More Than 20 Partner Organizations