Napa valley Healthy bodies coalition
“Our community embraces a culture of health where every person has access to and is aware of nutritious food, opportunities for exercise, and safe outdoor places that inspire people to be active and thrive.”
The Healthy Bodies Coalition was founded in June 2014 to help provide health resources to the community of Napa County in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, positive mental attitude, and breast feeding. We have worked with over 80 stakeholders to create the Napa County Community Obesity Prevention Plan 2015-2020. The Napa County Community Obesity Prevention Plan was the first “component plan” to be developed following the completion of Live Healthy Napa County’s Community Health Improvement Plan.
- Increase public awareness of nutrition and physical activity issues and potential solutions.
- Increase opportunities for access to healthy foods and physical activity in all environments where children and adults live, work, learn and play.
- Advocate for health-focused policies and practices in school and community environments and empower community members to do the same.
- Build collaborative relationships with government and community groups that support the HBC vision
During the 2018 federal fiscal year, the Napa Healthy Bodies Coalition will be focusing our efforts on worksite wellness in Napa County. Four partners of the HBC have successfully adopted Worksite Wellness policies within their agencies. The HBC would like to recognize COPE, Area Agency on Aging, Catholic Charities and the Napa County Department of Public Health for pioneering Worksite Wellness in Napa County.
Parks Prescription is a program that helps Napa County get outside and into our local parks through connections with schools, community, and healthcare providers.
Worksite wellness Policies
If you would like to start your own Worksite Wellness Policy and are unsure where to begin, please take a look at the policies adopted by our four local partners.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please submit a contact form and download the Healthy Bodies Coalition Toolkit. We would be more then happy to help guide you through the process of creating of healthy work environment for your organization.
The Healthy Bodies Coalition meets every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) on the fourth Thursday of the month from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Contact us the Healthy Bodies Coalition for more information and meeting location!
In 2014, Live Healthy Napa County delivered a call to action for community partners to come together and focus on tackling one of the most significant, pervasive issues affecting health in our community: obesity.
Over eighty stakeholders answered that call and came together to develop a shared vision, contribute innovative, strategic ideas, and committed to taking action while developing the first ever Napa County Community Obesity Prevention Plan.