The EAT (Education, Advocacy, and Teamwork) Healthy New Haven Coalition is a team of active, local advocates, researchers, and healthcare professionals working to support a healthier New Haven for families and community members.
The Coalition’s journey began at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity in June 2006, when over thirty individuals from the New Haven community came together with a desire to enhance nutrition, promote physical activity, and prevent obesity in the Greater New Haven area. With supporters from a range of backgrounds including public health, medicine, policy, and education, the vision of the group was to forge a network among these parties so that work could be more collaborative, results more widely shared, resources better leveraged, and advocacy more effective. Over the years, this network has been sustained through ongoing discussions and the sharing of health developments, such as nutrition handouts and health posters throughout New Haven and across the U.S.
Most recently, the Coalition has been working on the development of a web-based system to improve communication between public health groups. And given the many efforts dedicated to ensuring the health of New Haven children and families, the Coalition hopes to serve as a connector that will enhance these great endeavors.
As this is a very exciting time in public health with unprecedented opportunities to greatly affect the health of future generations, the EAT Healthy New Haven Coalition continues to look for ways to draw new partners into this effort and to ultimately improve the health of New Haven through Education, Advocacy and Teamwork.