AIM for CHangE
Obesity and related health problems can seem like overwhelming challenges, especially at the community level, and they can be—for just one person or one group working alone. But, by bringing together diverse people and organizations, communities of invested stakeholders can make a difference.
Advancing, Inspiring, Motivating for Community Health through Extension (AIM for CHangE) is creating community coalitions to solve health issues alongside local champions. By increasing opportunities for physical activity and promoting access to healthier foods, community-led AIM for CHangE coalitions are developing healthier cultures across Mississippi.
"A Path to Healthy, Vibrant Mississippi Communities
On May 4, AIMCHE will host public officials and coalition leaders to share the best practices, opportunities, and responses concerning barriers for public administrators' work with food security initiatives. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Attendees may leave with MSU swag and participate in the raffles drawn throughout the day!
Protecting the health of everyone involved is important to us so we will be observing CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information and to register for the event, click here!
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The Lexington Food Pantry’s food giveaways in Holmes County came together because of a group of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are part of the AIM for CHangE coalition in Lexington. Advancing, Inspiring, and Motivating for Community Health through Extension—AIM for CHangE—develops community-led groups that develop health solutions specifically for local residents.