Urban Health Extension is health promotion in an urban context. Health promotion is the empowerment of people and communities to take control of their own health. From health literacy to creating healthy environments, Urban Health Extension works together for healthy communities.
Some of the work that has been done by the Urban Health Extension Coordinator from the Bernalillo County Office of Health & Social Services includes health impact assessments (HIA), facilitating the International District Healthy Communities Coalition (IDHCC), critical health literacy training, and developing the Education = Health intervention.
Participants in the International District Community Health Walk - April 6, 2013