The Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition honored two Coalition programs, along with 13 other individuals, groups and organizations, as Duval Health Heroes for going above and beyond the call of duty to prevent childhood obesity in the community.
All of the honorees were celebrated at the fourth annual Celebrating Healthy Kids and Active Communities Awards Breakfast on September 11, held in commemoration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
The North Florida Health Corps AmeriCorps program was recognized for fostering healthy communities through the development of health leaders in volunteer roles. They were an awardee in the Community Leadership category.
The 4Me Teen Health Project was an awardee in the Youth-led Initiatives category. Sexual health is the main focus of the program, but the overall goal of the project is to ensure participants develop lifelong healthy habits.
Other honorees included APEL Health Services, a partner agency of the Coalition’s 4Me Teen Health Project, and UF Health’s Breastfeeding Initiative. Find out more about all of the honorees here.