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Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness: Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating


This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness (BFWHW) Initiative is for women who want to improve the health of their communities. It provides guidance to plan, carry out, and evaluate a physical activity and/or healthy eating event. It also includes real-life stories from women who took action in their communities to get people moving and eating healthier.

This toolkit is divided into 10 Building Blocks—ideas and tools to help women plan a community activity:

  1. Learning about your community
  2. Activity ideas
  3. Teaming up with partners
  4. Setting a date
  5. Planning the activity
  6. Promoting the activity
  7. Lessons learned
  8. Materials
  9. Other resources
  10. Sharing your story
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Health Resources and Services Administration

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prevention and wellness


  • Release Date: 08/2005
  • Original Summary: 02/2007
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Last updated: July 11, 2012.