Health Briefs, July 9, 2013

LiveWell launches fitness challenge

LiveWell Colorado invites residents statewide to participate in the Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge Aug. 1-30.

The 30-day challenge provides free online tools to inspire Coloradans to get active in August. The goal is to get residents to perform an average of 30 minutes of physical activity each day by rewarding participants with prizes and support.

A free website that is not yet available will log people’s activity and display statewide totals throughout the month.

Locals to ride in Courage Classic


Eight Grand Junction residents will ride July 20-22 in the Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Courage Classic bicycle tour in Summit County.

Funds raised through the Courage Classic help Children’s Colorado provide patient care, education and advocacy and conduct research. To lean more about how to donate, visit Registration is closed for the event.

GJ man re-appointed to state board


John Andrew Hall of Grand Junction has been re-appointed to serve as regional council chair for the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council.

The council advises the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on issues related to emergency medical and trauma services programs statewide, including training curriculum for emergency medical personnel, requirements for ambulance vehicles and service, and designation of trauma centers.

Hall and seven others were recently appointed or re-appointed to the council by Gov. John Hickenlooper for terms that will expire July 1, 2016.


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