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Active Living Project: Initial Project Summary

Let's Move Blair County! "Active Living Project" Progress

Initial Project Summary

  • Healthy Blair County Coalition's (HBCC), an active collaboration of individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of area residents, has asked the Information Technology students at our Altoona campus to develop new digital and print materials to promote Let’s Move Blair County! initiative. Let’s Move Blair County! is a spin-off of the nationwide program Let’s Move! whose focus is on helping the community make healthier choices about food, nutrition, and physical activity.
  • Serving on the committee are project organizers from Let’s Move Blair County! including: Tina Enderlein from the Blair County Planning Commission; Jennifer Soisson from Brush Mountain Running and Outdoors, and John Myers from Shoe Fly Altoona.
  • Blair County is currently ranked 47th of Pennsylvania's 67 counties based on health assessment indicators. This is an improvement from a few years ago, but the mission of HBCC is to continue to improve the overall health of the county's citizens by sharing resources, engaging local partnerships, and implementing strategies and programs.
  • Materials requested are a "Blair County Active Living" brochure (print piece) and an online tool such as a website that displays resources for active living in Blair County. The Committee desires materials that help people learn about and locate resources currently available for leading an active lifestyle in Blair County such as parks, trails, biking, racing series, gyms, and outdoor sports.
  • The HBCC website states that there are seven ways to get involved. Project Team Leader/Information Technology Instructor, Guido Santella, will be asking students on his team to "Eat Healthy and Be Active" throughout the duration of this project. He and his team will try to enlist the entire student body to get involved, as well.
  • The project kickoff meeting was held in January, and the students have begun planning the project (shown in photos below).

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Active Living Project: Initial Project Summary
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