A Houston/Harris County Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative 
September 2015  /  Issue XXXIV
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Healthy Living Matters Awarded $1M from Houston Endowment! HLMAwarded 
 
Healthy Living Matters (HLM) is excited to announce that on Tuesday, September 15th,  the Houston Endowment made the decision to fund HLM for an additional three years in the amount of $1,050,000! These funds will help us meet the following goals:
  • Strengthened Alliances: One of the greatest strengths of HLM is the membership base and its extended network of partners. Structural changes supported by additional capacity and alignment with other local initiatives will better organize and sustain the work by sector and policy focus.
  • Mobilization and Advocacy: HLM will engage in community and sector-specific activities to expand its base of support for HLM CAP policy priorities, including those that intersect with the healthcare, built environment, and education sectors
  • Enhanced Communications: A comprehensive health communication plan will be implemented to advance HLM CAP policy priorities and multiply momentum in Harris County around childhood obesity reduction. 
More information will be provided at our upcoming HLM Collaborative Meeting. The meeting will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM at Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX 77022. We hope to see you there! 
Morgan Stanley Develops New Partnership for Healthy Cities  MorganStanley
 
Morgan Stanley has partnered with Feeding America and Kaboom! for the innovative Healthy Cities program to bring together the fundamentals every child needs for a healthy start. By collaborating with nonprofit partners, Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities is delivering wellness education and health screenings, nutritious foods and safe play spaces to children in neighborhoods in need.

They recently selected Houston as one of its program cities, and will be working in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, Brighter Bites, Good Neighbor Healthcare Center, Legacy Community Health, Memorial Hermann, Hispanic Health Coalition, Wesley Community Center, and KIPP Houston.

Kicking off the initiative, Morgan Stanley employees and partners are building a playground in Houston on Friday, September 25. And that's just the beginning. To learn more, visit morganstanley.com/healthycities.   
Mayoral Candidate Forum on Health and Wellness MayoralForum

Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and Shape Up Houston are proudly teaming up to host a 2015 mayoral candidate forum on health and wellness.  They will hear from all seven Houston mayoral candidates about their ideas on how to solve the obesity epidemic and other challenges related to the health of Houstonians.   

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015 
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (program begins at 7:45 AM) 
Location: BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), 1st Floor Auditorium, 6500 Main St, Houston, TX 77030 
$10 suggested donation covers entrance, breakfast and a Shape Up Houston shirt.

Click here for tickets and more information.
Featured Resource: CASE for Kids City Connections  FeaturedResource
 
CASE for Kids City Connections is now accepting applications for funding for up to $10,000 with which to support afterschool programs in Houston, TX.  CASE for Kids City Connections is a new initiative funded directly by the City of Houston to support nonprofit organizations and school districts that address the need for youth services outside the school day. The vision of CASE for Kids is to ensure that every child in Harris County, Texas has access to high- quality, expanded learning opportunities. Projects funded by the CASE for Kids City Connections program will take place in each Houston city council district in a variety of locations, including schools, community centers, and churches. Click here to download the Request for Proposal (RFP).
UPCOMING EVENTS Events
  
Pasadena ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Parent Forum
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Braden-Orozco Professional Development Complex, Room 401 A/B, 1832 Sam Houston Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77503
For more information, contact Shelley Wheeler at swheeler@pasadenaisd.org 

2015 Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum on Health and Wellness
Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), 1st Floor Auditorium, 6500 Main St, Houston, TX 77030
More information

HLM-Pasadena Community Task Force Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Pasadena City Hall, 1211 Southmore Ave, Pasadena, TX 77502
For more information, contact Katie Chennisi

Hope Farms Design Charrette Presentation
Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rice University, Anderson Hall (Farish Gallery), 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
Randalls/Target Hunger Will Walk 4 Food 5K
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, 6402 Market St, Houston, TX 77020
More information

AARP/WALC Institute Active Living Workshop
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
International Trade Center, 11110 Bellaire Blvd #200, Houston, TX 77072
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Forum with John Norquist - Freeways: Wrong Infrastructure Choice for Cities
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Centerpoint Energy Tower, 1111 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
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Tour de Northside 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting at 8:30 AM
Northline Commons Metro Transit Center, 7500 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77002

2015 Houston Education Summit

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074
More information

Webinar: Opening Congregation Doors to Community Needs
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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HLM-Pasadena Community Task Force Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Pasadena City Hall, 1211 Southmore Ave, Pasadena, TX 77502
For more information, contact Katie Chennisi

HLM Collaborative Meeting
Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX 77022
For more information, contact info@healthylivingmatters.net


To view more events, visit our Calendar of Events webpage