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Where Is Your Work Adding Momentum?

Based on all the input you've shared (thanks!) we have created some colorful diagrams that show what factors influence our ultimate goal for each CHIP priority, like the one to the right.

Now, we need to know where HIPMC has momentum.

Which of these influencers are you working on? Which ones should be on the list?

Take the 3 minute survey (yep, it's short but very important). Deadline is Thursday, March 8.

-- Did you attend the January 31st meeting and participate in the sticky wall activity? If yes, we already have your feedback and you don't need to do the survey. Thank you!
follow up
Follow-Up Materials from January 31st Meeting

Missed the last HIPMC meeting and want to catch up? Were you there and want to review the data shared? Everything from the meeting is available in the HIPMC meeting archives. 

climate change + health
Webinars: Bridging Climate Change and Health*

The Bridging Climate Change and Public Health work group is developing a strategic plan to make Maricopa County more heat-resilient. The lead agency, Maricopa County Public Health, would like your input on the plan, which you can provide through webinars. 

TOPIC: Fostering Environmental Action for a Healthier Community
DATE: Friday, February 23 
TIME: 9:30-10:30 AM
WHERE: Online or phone (dial 1-872-240-3311, access code 719-271-525)

community research
Join a Focus Group on Phoenix Life

Participate in a small group discussion about your experiences in your neighborhood, changes in your neighborhood, and ways you interact with your neighbors.

These conversations are part of a wider USA study about living in diverse communities, working together, and solving local problems.

DATE: Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27
TIME: Multiple times available
WHERE: Maryvale YMCA
COST: Receive a $20 stipend plus refreshments
MORE INFO: Flyer || Email || phone 480-427-6204
refill your cup
Workshop: How Self-Care Builds Your Capacity To Support Health Equity*

Join other nonprofit professionals to learn how self-care creates a positive ripple effect in your  organization and the people you serve. This highly-interactive workshop will explore self-care practices that can be practiced in an office, program, or home. 

This is part of the CAN Forum series by Vitalyst Health Foundation.

DATE: Thursday, March 1
TIME: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
WHERE: Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain, Phoenix
MORE INFO: About and Register

Image credit: Sacha Chua on Flickr
priority: early childhood development
Scholarship Opportunity for AzPHA Spring Conference*

AzPHA's spring conference will be on Early Childhood Development, focusing on preconception health, injury prevention, and behavioral health.

A limited number of scholarships are available to to some community members. If you are interested, complete the application as soon as possible (see below).

DATE: Wednesday, April 11,
TIME: Full day
WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix
priority: access to healthy food
Free Course: Improving Community Food Security Through Community and School Gardens

Learn about the tools needed to improve community food security through community and school gardens, including key indicators for data collection, planning for zoning regulations, and more.
WHEN: Self-paced course
TIME: 1 hour
WHERE: Online
MORE INFO: Course Site

nominate champions
Nominations Open for Climate and Health Champions Awards

Know a business, non-profit, student, or individual who is working to improve climate-related health outcomes? Whether it's bottled water collection to fight heat illness or getting more shade around the community or something else, now's your chance to recognize their efforts. 

Learn more or nominate someone at the Climate and Health Champion Awards site.

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*Want to be Included in HIPMC Newsletters?

Thank you to Arizona Public Health Association, Maricopa County Public Health, and Vitalyst Health Foundation, HIPMC partners who have their material included in this month's newsletter. 

Have something that would be useful to your fellow HIPMC partners? Send content for newsletters to Please send material at least one month in advance if time sensitive. Content is not guaranteed to be in the newsletter, but we will do our best to include everything that is relevant, timely, and beneficial to partners.