June 20, 2018

Bogalusa Mayor's Health Council Continues Work

Tuesday morning (June 19, 2018), an enthusiastic group of Bogalusans gathered at Fireman's Federal Credit Union to continue planning for a more active and healthy citizenry. Welcoming those in attendance were Taffy Morrison (Bogalusa Strong and LDH Well-Ahead), Derek Covert (OLOAH and Bogalusa Strong), Mayor Wendy Perette, and Shasta Leininger (Fireman's Federal Credit Union).
Public Health Planning and Transportation Consultant Mark Fenton (www.markfenton.com) drew on his wealth of experience to engage participants in identifying environmental barriers that deter routine activities (such as walking, bicycling) and as Bogalusans move about the City to shop, participate in recreational activities, and attend schools and school functions.
Following Fenton's enthusiastic presentation, the group took a walking tour to see first-hand possible barriers to moving about the City and identify opportunities to make infrastructure improvements.
Moving forward, the effort will address overall health, such as healthy eating, active living, emotional and behavioral health.
The initiative is at no cost to the City and is funded by a CDC grant.
Upcoming events include the following:

  • Painted Playground Stencil Project at the YMCA on June 28, 2018 and at Byrd and Central Elementary on July 19, 2018.
  • Independence From Tobacco City-Wide Campaign on July 11, 2018.
  • Bogalusa Strong Monthly Meeting at the Bogalusa Country Club on July 24, 2018

For more information, contact Derek Covert at derek.covert@fmolhs.org.or or call 985-730-6707.

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