Friday, March 15, 2013

Shutterbugs to document health of Garfield County

It could be a matter of documenting a lack of sidewalks or bike paths in a particular neighborhood, or showing what one Garfield County community may be doing to promote healthy habits that others can learn from. However they choose to illustrate it, a group of 24 citizen photographers will be combing the county from Carbondale to Parachute over the next week looking for images that depict both barriers to and opportunities for healthy living.

Called PhotoVoice, the project is part of the larger LiveWell Garfield County initiative, which aims to educate and inspire people to live healthier lifestyles. In January, the Garfield County LiveWell coalition was awarded a nine-year, $1.2 million grant, joining 23 other Colorado counties that are part of the LiveWell Colorado initiative.

LiveWell Colorado is a...nonprofit organization that is committed to reducing obesity in the state by promoting healthy eating and active living, or HEAL. The Garfield County HEAL Coalition is made up of public and private health organizations, municipalities, area school districts, food policy and nutrition groups and various recreation and outdoor interests.
                                                                                                     - John Stroud, Glenwood Post Independent

For the rest of the story,go to The Glenwood Post Independent.

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