Local Health Department Program is One of 39 Nationwide to Receive “Model Practice Award” in 2012



North East Texas Health was honored at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a body of peers, for developing and implementing a program that demonstrates exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a local public health need. The Fit City Challenge was one of 39 public health programs developed in conjunction with a local health department selected from across the nation to receive NACCHO’s Model Practice Award.

The Fit City Challenge is a healthy living action-based program that is accepting the challenge to make Tyler a Fit City one step, one bite, and one health-conscious decision at a time. The Fit City Challenge is not a diet or weight loss program, but a way to come together as a community and change the way we think about our health on a daily basis.