Family. Fitness. Fun!
A letter from Alma Roberts, President, National Healthy Start Association, and President & CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
Thank you for your commitment to healthy children and families!
Since 1991, when the first 15 projects were funded by the federal government, Healthy Start has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of families across the nation through an enduring commitment to improve birth outcomes and eliminate the health disparities that claim the lives of too many infants in communities of color.
In September 2012, Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc., with the support and partnership of U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center, developed and launched the Baby Buggy Walk in the Park. Over 100 families attended and participated in a 1.5 mile walk around a picturesque lake. More than 20 partners provided a broad array of services, including nutritious food, health screenings and family activities.
This year, we are excited to embark on the path to making the Baby Buggy Walk in the Park a national event, with your support. Along with the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, we have developed this toolkit to help you plan and carry out a Baby Buggy Walk in the Park event in your community. The toolkit provides template resources, event planning tips and more.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to working with you!
Alma Roberts, MPH, FACHE
President, National Healthy Start Association
President & CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
Office of Minority Health Resource Center