In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Kenai Public Health Center is providing health tips throughout the week. Take one small step each day for a healthier life.
Protect Yourself While You’re on the Move: Safety on the go is often in our own hands, but it’s also tied to community design. Together, we can turn our streets into roads to better health.
■ Do a quick survey of your neighborhood. Is it walkable? Is it safe?
■ Let your community leaders know your concerns
■ Advocate for development that promotes community and walk ability
■ Dress for the weather conditions
■ Yellow lights mean SLOW down, not speed up
Empower a Healthy Community: Support public health efforts that create healthy opportunities for all. Good health is a community affair. There are many area resources looking for your participation and energy. People Promoting Wellness and Community Action Coalition have groups working on several things:
■ Homeless Action Committee- addressing homelessness of all ages in the Central Peninsula.
■ Local Foods Group- creating opportunities for area residents to grow, purchase local foods.
■ Central Peninsula Change Club-working on opportunities to increase physical activity and change environments to support exercise.
■ Community Action Coalition- working to decrease youth use of drugs, alcohol tobacco by increasing opportunities for kids to choose healthy options and activities.
■ Call 335-3412 if you are interested in getting involved.