CAHA IN THE NEWS

Lansing-Area Signs Encourage Walking
Lansing State Journal, June 30, 2015

Take a stroll through downtown Lansing, DeWitt or Dimondale, and you might notice a few signs geared specifically toward pedestrians. The signs point walkers to nearby parks, trails or landmarks and include information about how long it takes to get there on foot. A "QR" code provides walking directions via smartphone. (Read More...) (PDF version)

Article reprinted in the DeWitt-Bath Review on July 26, 2015.

2015 Spring Choosing Health!® Rally at Fenner Nature Center
WLNS, May 2, 2015

Coverage of our Spring Choosing Health!® Rally on May 2, 2015, at the Fenner Nature Center was featured on WLNS Channel 6 News. For more coverage of the rally, visit the Rally page.
 
 
 
New Brochure Highlights Lansing Area Parks and Trails
Lansing State Journal, January 31, 2015

Looking for the best parks and trails in your neighborhood? There's a new resource for that. The Capital Area Health Alliance, in partnership with other local organizations, has published a brochure listing popular parks and trails in the area. (Read More...)   (PDF version)
Winter Warm-Up Kicks Off
WILX, January 24, 2015

Coverage of the Winter Warm-Up & Choosing Health!® Rally on January 24, 2015, at the Lansing Mall was featured on WILX Channel 10 News. For more coverage of the rally, visit the Rally page.

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Challenge: 250,000 Miles of Exercise by March
Lansing State Journal, January 24, 2015

LANSING – For this year's Winter Warm Up and Blues Community Challenge, organizers have set an ambitious goal for the greater Lansing region: Record 250,000 miles of exercise by March 22. (Read More...)  (PDF version)
Get Moving this Winter with Lansing Health Rally
Lansing State Journal, January 23, 2015

Need help getting active this winter? Stop by the Winter Warm Up Kickoff and Choosing Health Rally at the Lansing Mall this weekend and get connected to local resources for getting moving and staying healthy. (Read More...)   (PDF version)
Walk and Talk for Wellness
WILX, October 18, 2014

Coverage of our Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor event at Hunter Park in Lansing, with Dr. John Strandmark.
 
 
Capital Area Health Alliance Kicks Off New "Let's Walk!" Initiative
Fox 47 News, May 13, 2014

LANSING – The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA) today announced the kick-off of their Choosing Health!® Let’s Walk! Initiative by placing Destination Walking Signs in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties that feature local attractions and are intended to encourage people to integrate physical activity into their daily routine, simply by walking. Walking manages stress, strengthens the heart, increases stamina, boosts creativity, and, most important, feels good. (Read More...)
Community Event Promotes Health, Fitness
WLNX, May 9, 2014

Coverage of our Spring/Summer Choosing Health!® Rally & Free Family Friday on May 2, 2014, at the Gier Community Center was featured on WILX Channel 10 News. For more coverage of the rally, visit the Rally page.
 
 
Healthy Lifestyle Breakfast Encourages Employees To Eat Better And Exercise
WLNX, September 25, 2013 

Coverage of our "Creating a Culture of Healthy Lifestyles" event.
Choosing Health!® Rally News Coverage
WLNS, June 8, 2013

 
 
Choosing Health!® Rally News Coverage
Fox 47 News, October 21, 2012

Choosing Health! Rally Press Release
October 21, 2012
MI Health & Wellness 4x4 Plan Grant Announcement and Press Release
Capital Area Health Alliance: Creating a Healthy Region
Lansing State Journal, July 15, 2012
Choosing Health! ® Rally News Coverage
WLNS 6 News, May 20, 2012
 

Choosing Health! ® Rally Public Service Announcement
WKAR, May 20, 2012

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Choosing Health! Rally offers something for everyone
Vickki Dozier, Lansing State Journal, May 17, 2012

A spring/summer Choosing Health! rally, featuring four components to help folks with healthy lifestyle resources, takes place at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hawk Island Park.

Choosing Health! is facilitated by the Capital Area Health Alliance in partnership with Community Partners in Health. The Choosing Healthy! movement is committed to: encouraging physical activity; developing healthy eating habits; preventing substance abuse; and promoting mental health.

The free event will feature healthy lifestyle resources with displays and demonstrations from area programs and retailers; a Kids’ Creation healthy snack contest for children ages 6-13 with prizes for the top contestants, including iPod shuffles; a “free books” fair, where everyone will leave with a free book for summer reading; and “Take a Walk in the Park,” for individuals and teams of all ages on a paved path around the lake at Hawk Island Park (awards for the largest team, most-spirited individual, and best costumes).

Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio and his wife, Becky, will attend the events.

Events will take place at the Red Tail Shelter, near the rear of the park. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, call 347-3377.
Choose Health: Lansing rally touts benefits of better eating, exercise
Lansing State Journal, October 24, 2011

Dozier: 'Choosing Health' rally set for Oct. 18
Lansing State Journal, October 11, 2011

WKAR Public Service Announcement
Choosing Health! ® Rally, October 18, 2011

 

Other Health News



Health Benefits of Walking Are So Huge, Let’s Make Sure Everyone Can Do It
Community Commons, January 5, 2016

Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Office of the Surgeon General, 2015

Meet Up and Eat Up - Summer Meals for Kids: Three Easy Ways to Find the Nearest Summer Food Service Program Site in Michigan
Michigan Dept. of Education, June 1, 2015

Walking is Going Places
Community Commons, December 18, 2014
 
The Campaign for Junk Food: Michelle Obama on Attempts to Roll Back Healthy Reforms
New York Times, May 28, 2014 
 
To Age Well, Walk
New York Times, May 27, 2014
 
Effort Underway to Ban Smoking in Parks
Lansing State Journal, August 9, 2013
 
Students Adapting to Healthier Lunches
Lansing State Journal, August 7, 2013 
 
Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend
NPR, August 6, 2013
 
Obesity a Disease, American Medical Association Says
Lansing State Journal, June 19, 2013