Pinnacle Prevention stands with our Arizona teachers

At Pinnacle Prevention, we believe teachers are the heart and soul of our communities. Quality education for all children is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Many schools are closed today and tomorrow for the #RedforEd teacher walk out, and there are various resources for parents and children during this time.  Click here to check out many of these resources, and please let us know about any we should add to this list.  

We support our Arizona teachers 100 percent, and we believe this statement is an important step toward a brighter future for all. We will continue to provide updates and resources during the walk out on our Facebook and Twitter. 
Let's Grow Arizona: SB1245 Update

SB 1245, the Arizona-Grown Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Bill, has made its way through the state legislature with broad bipartisan support, and is currently in budget discussions. Stay tuned to, and our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates! 

In the meantime, check out this op-ed from bill sponsor, Senator Kate Brohpy McGee:

Complete Streets: Making Phoenix's streets safe for all

This month, we supported an effort to make Phoenix's streets safe for everyone who uses them. Along with many other organizations in the city, we urged the Phoenix City Council to adopt and implement the Complete Streets Design Guidelines. On April 18, in a 6 - 1 vote, the Phoenix City Council voted in favor of expediting the approval process for Complete Streets. 

Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on this important issue. 

Our Executive Director, Adrienne Udarbe, spoke at the meeting to urge Council to take action and adopt the guidelines. Check out these stories to learn more and see what she had to say:

Pinnacle Prevention Annual Report: Another Year of Success  

Our 2017 was full of programming, community involvement, advocacy, and so many successes. At Pinnacle Prevention, our mission is to cultivate a better food system, make more nutritious food accessible to everyone, and inspire communities to be more inclusive and active. We're excited to share our 2017 Annual Report, which details some of our favorite highlights from the past year!

Celebrating our Executive Director!

Our Executive Director, Adrienne Udarbe, was featured on Chandler Magazine's "Real Women of Chandler" list. Click here to check out the May issue, and to read about the work Adrienne and others do to help make communities healthy and happy each and every day! 
Senior citizens weighed down by food-insecurity

Food-insecurity and hunger affect far too many Arizonans, including some of our population's most vulnerable: senior citizens. Arizona is home to 1.1 million seniors, 15.4 percent of which are food-insecure. Although there are programs and organizations working to aide these community members, a lack of knowledge and stigmas surrounding food assistance are inhibiting true progress. 
Stay active, have fun, and celebrate the Earth  

We celebrated Earth Day this month! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to go out and see it for yourself? Here at Pinnacle Prevention, we believe everyone should take advantage of the beautiful places our state has to offer to feel healthy, happy, and active.

Preventing taxes on sugary beverages is an attack on health

Via East Valley Tribune, by Adrienne Udarbe  

House Bill 2484, which prevents taxes on sugary beverages, was quickly pushed through our state Legislature by special-interest groups with deep pockets - namely, in this case, the American Beverage Association. It also should come as no surprise that many of the op-eds written in support of this bill were penned by lobbyists from Washington, D.C, not those with expertise in public health.

Arizona study finds ZIP codes serves as indicator of community health

Via Cronkite News, by Meagan Boudreau 

ZIP codes may serve as significant indicators in assessing the health of metro Phoenix residents and just how long they might live. "Your ZIP code is more important to your health than your genetic code," according to a report by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities. That report found that transportation, safety and access to medical care impact the health of people in some ZIP codes more than others.

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