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Brazos Valley Obesity Prevention Network (BVOPN)

 

The Brazos Valley Obesity Prevention Network (BVPON) is committed to addressing obesity prevention through physical activity-related environmental and policy changes.

Working through the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Umbrella Partnerships – BE Active in our Town (UP-BEAT) has been established to facilitate current and new partner efforts to increase access to physical activity among limited resource youth and families in Brazos County.

Core partners include representation from health, education, county and city government, non-profit, and business sectors.

Project Team includes Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health, Brazos County Health Department and the Texas Health Institute.

About UP-BEAT

Umbrella Partnerships – BE Active in Our Town (UP-BEAT) is a grant-funded community-based obesity prevention initiative of the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (BVCAA). Funding is provided by a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

With programmatic and financial support from BVCAA, Inc. and under the guidance of BVOPN, UP-BEAT facilitates current and new partner efforts to increase access to physical activity among limited resource youth and families in Brazos County (and extending to the Brazos Valley Region). UP-BEAT focuses on policy and environmental changes that increase opportunities for physical activity.

For more information: www.bvopn.org

 


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