Earth Day At The PATCH

Earth Day At The PATCH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Teina M. Phillips, MPA
Program Director –
TOUCH Initiative
Earth Day At The PATCH
Dania Beach, FL (Saturday, April 16, 2016) – Join us at the Dania Beach PATCH (People’s Access To Community Horticulture) as we join with the Dan Marino Foundation, the Humana Foundation,  friends of the Dania Beach Library, the YMCA of South Florida and other community partners in celebrating Earth Day!  In addition to the Farmers Market featuring fresh locally grown produce and family friendly fun, the Memorial Healthcare System will be available to provide FREE Blood Pressure Checks!
Special thanks to the Humana Foundation who will be presenting the Broward Regional Health Planning Council with a grant for $150,000 to provide Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management Programs led by Healthy Community Zone Partners and the YMCA-of South Florida.
“Earth Day reminds us to take care of all of those things that keep us, our families, our worksites, our communities and our world, healthy,” said Michael De Lucca, President and CEO of BRHPC. “The support of the Humana Foundation will help ensure our communities’ health as we work to prevent chronic conditions and diseases.”
Some of the fun family-friendly activities include a scavenger hunt, ladybug release, arts and  crafts for the kids, farm activities and Go, Slow, Whoa games.  The Market is open for customers to purchase locally grown produce and a barbecue lunch.  As always SNAP/EBT holders enjoy 50% savings on all Florida produce purchases.  Additionally, there will be awareness raising information about Autism, ways to eat healthy and be active at The PATCH, and new free programs at CW Thomas Parks for Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Self-management.
Thank you to all of our partners for working together for a healthier Broward!
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: The Dania Beach PATCH
               1201 West Dania Beach PATCH
                Dania Beach, FL 33004

For additional information on the event and the Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Prevention Programs, please click here.

About BRHPC
Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. (BRHPC) is a not-for-profit, established in 1982, under Florida statue (408.033), as the legislatively designated Broward County local health planning entity. BRHPC is committed to delivering health and human service innovations for the uninsured at the national, state and local level through planning, direct services, evaluation and capacity building. During the last years, BRHPC has led statewide collaborative planning activities in partnership with the other ten Florida Local Health Planning Councils.
 
About TOUCH
The Partnerships Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH) Initiative is a true collaborative effort among more than 20 community organizations and coalitions that will support efforts to reduce health disparities and improve the health and well-being of those who live, study, work, play, and retire in Broward County, FL.
TOUCH Broward is coordinated by Broward Regional Health Planning Council and made possible with funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, please contact Teina M. Phillips, MPA – TOUCH Program Director – at tphillips@brhpc.org or 954-561-9681.
 
BRHPC / TOUCH Broward
200 Oakwood Lane, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33020