Low Cost Rec Center Passes
Our goal at Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS) is to promote sustainable, healthy lifestyles so our clients can continue these practices after their clinic or personal training visit. Beginning this month, our patients and clients will have the opportunity to purchase Denver Recreation Center day passes for 50% off! Ask our Front Desk team how to get a pass and get active all over the Denver metro area, especially at Rude Rec Center, which is just a few short steps from our front door. Purchasing a pass will allow entry into any Denver Recreation Center for one day only.
National AI/AN Hope for Life Day
AI/AN Communities Prepare for National Hope for Life Day on September 10
To further advance the Action Alliance's priority to support community-based efforts to implement effective suicide prevention strategies, the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force launched National AI/AN Hope for Life Day in 2015. This annual observance coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 and provides an opportunity for AI/AN leaders across the country to share messages of hope and resiliency with their communities.
To help support community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Native communities, the AI/AN Task Force developed the National AI/AN Hope for Life Day toolkit, which was recently updated to include new tools and resources. This toolkit provides community organizers with specific steps to take on September 10 to change the conversation about suicide, initiate action, and foster hope in their efforts to reduce suicide in AI/AN communities across the country. To learn more and get involved:
New RTD LiVE Program!
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is proud today to announce that enrollment will begin July 29 for LiVE, a new, income-based fare discount program that provides a 40 percent discount to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. The program is called LiVE – pronounced as one would say, “live your best life” – to reflect how the program gives people the chance to live their life with more access to opportunity.
Denver Indian Health and Family Services joins the National Council of Urban Indian Health in calling for the Senate to match the House budget of $81 million for the Urban Indian Health Funding line item. We need members of our community also communicate this important message.
Cooking for Diabetes at DIHFS
On Thursday, May 23rd Denver Indian Health and Family Services 90-minute course for cooking with diabetes. This pilot class had six attendees, and we had a lot of fun cooking and learning about nutrition strategies for diabetes management! We made a flavorful main dish of vegetable-loaded turkey tacos with three sisters’ salsa, cranberry-lime fizz drink and finished off the meal with no bake peanut butter and chocolate chip energy bites.
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