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General Information about Healthy Altoona Partnerships

Partnership Hosts a Workshop on Securing Your Retirement – Using Social Security Strategies

The Healthy Altoona Partnership is hosting a FREE Workshop on Secure your Retirement Using Social Security Strategies at the Altoona Library on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. This workshop is made possible through a collaboration with our … Continue reading

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Partnership Adopts a Tobacco & Nicotine Free Policy for Hosted Outdoor Events

At a recent Partnership Meeting the Partnership unanimously agreed to adopt a policy that all hosted Healthy Altoona Partnership outdoor events will be tobacco and nicotine free. Below is the policy that has been adopted by the Partnership for all … Continue reading

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Halt the Salt and Save your Heart

Infographic by Terri Henkels

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Women: Do you know your risk for heart disease?

By Nola Aigner, Health Educator/Public Information Officer, Polk County Health Department At age 21, having bad cholesterol or thinking about heart disease was the least of my worries. I remember sitting at my doctor’s office finding out that my cholesterol … Continue reading

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Healthy Lung vs. Diseased Lung

Watch this video as Beth Turner, CHES, Manager of Tobacco Control with the American Lung Association describes the differences between a pair of healthy lungs and a pair of diseased lungs. The diseased lungs represent the damage caused from smoking roughly 1 … Continue reading

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Mayor Proclaims Health Altoona Week January 5-11 2015

 Healthy Altoona Week January 5-11, 2015 Proclamation Whereas, in October 2014, the City of Altoona formed the Healthy Altoona Partnership to provide leadership in advancing the wellness of our community so every resident can achieve optimal wellness throughout their lifetime, … Continue reading

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5 Nutritional Deficiencies That Can Make You Ill

Did you know that good nutrition can lower your risk for many chronic illnesses? In fact, up to three-quarters of US teens and adults may be Vitamin D deficient.Here are five common nutritional deficiencies, symptoms and what you can eat to … Continue reading

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A Fun Opportunity to Help Our Kids – Project 52 Charity Softball Tournament

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Community Garden Events

     POLK COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE GARDEN EVENT TOPICS  Monday, May 12th – Seasons from the Garden – Herbs are easy to grow and preserve. Using herbs in cooking can reduce sodium consumption and the risk of hypertension.  Sample fresh … Continue reading

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Partnership with the Polk County Health Department

In 2013 Altoona began working with the Polk County Health Department when we were readying for the Blue Zones application. Although we did not receive the Blue Zones designation, we did forge a wonderful partnership with the Health Department. The … Continue reading

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