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Washington County Health Equity Zone (HEZ): 'Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds'


To impact childhood obesity and mental health, as well as promoting healthy eating through programs with local farmers.

What we do

  • Promote programs related to childhood obesity and mental health including: 5-2-1-0, an evidence-based program, encouraging families to keep a healthy weight, Reach Out and Read, promoting reading aloud to children daily, and Youth Mental Health First Aid, for those interacting with adolescents.
  • Connect residents to local farmers markets accepting SNAP and WIC benefits for access to healthy food.

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