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Fresh and Healthy Foods Encouraged by the Medical Community are now Affordable in Bonner County, Idaho

By Panhandle Health District

Panhandle Health District created this poster to highlight their local work on healthy food access as part of the CPHMC project. This poster was presented at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017 and outlined their “Change for Change” and “Healthy Lifestyle Rx” programs..

As a result of the 2016 needs assessment that revealed the fact that 38% of Bonner County citizens are considered low income and 34% of residents suffer from a high rate of obesity/overweight, The Bonner County Coalition for Health (BCCH) was formed in 2016. The defined mission was to implement policy, system and environmental changes to improve the county’s health. The almost 100-member coalition separated into four distinct groups focused on unique solutions. One group is called “Change for Change” which focuses on improving access to healthy foods and beverages. Another group, “Bonner County Resources for Health and Wellness” is increasing access to resources with a Healthy Lifestyle Non-pharmaceutical prescription program and easy access to resources online. The “Bonner County Communications” group further supports these efforts by establishing and maintaining a coalition website and linking it to the already existing Sandpoint Community Resource Center website. Lastly, “Harvesting Our Health” is interested in establishing community gardens throughout the county. All of these groups meet at least monthly and are focused on improving the health of Bonner County citizens.

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Date Added
December 5, 2017

Panhandle Health District (2017) Fresh and Healthy Foods Encouraged by the Medical Community are now Affordable in Bonner County, Idaho. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/Panhandle-Poster-Final.pdf