THI policy training resources now available!

July 19, 2011

Did you miss out on the policy training Texas Health Institute conducted with BVOPN???  You’re in luck!  Materials and resources from the training are now available; check them out on the Resources and Activities pages and learn how you can influence policy in your community.  Thank you Klaus and Lauren for sharing all the great […]

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Texas Health Institute is coming to B/CS!

June 29, 2011

Have you ever wanted to get more involved in increasing physical activity in your community but are not sure where to start? Texas Health Institute is conducting a policy training for community organizations.  The training, hosted by BVOPN, will take place on Tuesday, July 19th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided for […]

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Nominations now available

June 15, 2011

Do you know someone who has been a champion for a healthier Texas? Nominate them for the 2011 Texas Health Champion award! Nominations are due July 1, 2011.  Read the flyer and get the nomination form at www.texasobesityweek.org.   Texas Obesity Week is September 12-16.

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You’re Invited…

May 19, 2011

to join UP-BEAT in celebrating the grand opening of the City-BEAT walking paths in historic Downtown Bryan. When? 6 pm on Friday, June 3, 2011 Where? Downtown Bryan, in front of the LaSalle Hotel   Come downtown to see the new signs and walk the paths while you take in First Friday in Downtown.  We […]

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Four Organizations Receive Mini-Grants

May 16, 2011

UP-BEAT would like to congratulate the 2011 mini-grant program recipients!  The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley, City of College Station, Brazos Valley Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, and the Bryan-College Station Community Health Center each received grants to support increased access to physical activity as part of UP-BEAT’s obesity prevention efforts.  Grants […]

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Weekend plans? How about popcorn and movie and free zumba?

May 2, 2011

Check out where BVOPN and BVOPN partners will be this weekend! Friday, May 6th: First Friday in Downtown Bryan.  Check out the BVOPN/UP-BEAT table downtown and pick up your City-BEAT walking map while you’re out.  Don’t forget to get your free popcorn on the way to Gloria Stephan Sale park!   Saturday, May 7th: Have […]

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Brazos Valley Receives National Award

April 4, 2011

BVOPN would like to congratulate the Brazos Valley Council of Governments for their recent recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Achievement winner for the Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging award. With support from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, the BVCOG was one of only four […]

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Coming soon to a campus near you…the 2011 Aggieland Kids Triathlon

March 16, 2011

The inaugural Aggieland Kids Triathlon is here!  On June 11, 2011 BVOPN and The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley are hosting the first triathlon in B/CS just for kids. See what the big deal is and register here now!  Spread the word and challenge your friends to join you on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/AGGIELANDKIDSTRI

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Gracias! Domo arigatou! Merci! Danke schoen! XieXie!

February 23, 2011

UP-BEAT would like to acknowledge our newest generous community partners for their donations to the Youth Health Leadership program: Schlotzsky’s, Firehouse Subs, Chipotle, McAlister’s, Freebirds, Jason’s Deli, and Domino’s. Your support helps make UP-BEAT a success and our community a healthier place to live! THANK YOU!   For information on how your business can become a community […]

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UP-BEAT mini-grant opportunity now available

February 16, 2011

UP-BEAT is pleased to announce the 2011 mini-grant program for projects addressing policy and environmental changes to increase physical activity.  Check out the UP-BEAT pages for the RFA and more information.  Applications are due April 1st–get crackin’ and good luck!

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