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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Dallas Park and Recreation Launches Health Cities Initiative

Healthy Cities Initiative

Dallas Park and Recreation is working with Baylor Scott & White Health and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to launch a new lifesaving initiative at three Dallas recreation centers.

The Healthy Cities initiative is a community-based program that promotes healthy behaviors among those who may be at risk for diabetes and other chronic illnesses. The 10-week program is provided at no cost. It’s led by community health workers and it includes on-going follow up with participants.

Healthy Cities is being offered at Anita N. Martinez Recreation Center, Cummings Recreation Center and Samuell-Grand Recreation Center. The program builds on the accomplishments of the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center, which opened in 2010 and has seen success with diabetes and healthy behaviors education for southern Dallas residents.

“We continually look for opportunities to collaborate with health and wellness organizations as part of our efforts to generate healthy and active lifestyles throughout our communities,” said Crystal R. Ross, Dallas Park and Recreation Department Assistant Director. “It is our goal to offer quality recreation programs within the city of Dallas that will improve and enhance the overall well-being of our residents.”

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