AIM for CHangE
Together, we can change
For the better!
A healthier community is within our reach!
Obesity and its associated health problems can seem like overwhelming challenges. And they can be—for just one person or one group working alone.
But, by bringing together many different people and organizations, local coalitions of invested stakeholders can make a difference. Advancing, Inspiring, Motivating for Community Health through Extension (AIM for CHangE) is creating local coalitions to increase physical activity and promote access to healthier foods.
Through public transit and walkability to schools, work sites, parks, and recreation centers, community-led AIM for CHangE coalitions are implementing master plans and addressing land-use to develop healthier cultures across Mississippi.
I had a friend challenge me recently to pick up one good habit during this period of social distancing. Use this time to establish good habits for health and exercise!
Mississippi State is launching a comprehensive initiative to help Mississippians battle obesity with a $5.5 million grant awarded to MSU Extension by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.