Cochise AZ Health Zone (SNAP-Ed)
The AZ Health Zone supports moms and communities across Arizona to make healthy changes in homes and neighborhoods. From local gardens in your community, to working with your kids’ schools to create healthy environments, the AZ Health Zone provides your family opportunities to be active and healthy your way.
You can find more information about the AZ Health Zone program and many other resources at www.azhealthzone.org
AZ Health Zone supports early childhood care and education sites in Cochise County by providing nutrition and physical activity training, tools, and resources. We partner with other community organizations, teachers, directors, and parents to "support the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies that promote nutrition and physical activity in Early Care and Education Systems."
To sign up for our seasonal newsletter (filled with helpful tips, resources, and ideas for early childhood health and wellness), please contact Elisabeth Tyndall.
Active Living and Food Systems
AZ Health Zone supports the development, facilitation, and efforts of local committees focused on increasing access to and usage of safe physical activity resources and increasing access to nourishing and affordable foods. This could look like supporting the development of new farmers markets, promoting local produce vouchers, assessing local parks, and supporting walking groups. Most of our efforts in these areas are done through coalition and committee partnerships.
AZ Health Zone works directly with schools and school districts to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies that promote nutrition and physical activity in schools and other youth-based systems. This is done through School Health Advisory Councils (SHAC's), coordination with other community resources, and family engagement.
AZ We also have a bimonthly newsletter! This newsletter is brought to you by collaborative partnerships between the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Cochise Health & Social Services with the goal of limiting email over-saturation but still provide quality resources for youth in Cochise County.