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    Fundraising for the Excellence in School Wellness Award

    For the past three years the New York City Strategic Alliance for Health (SAfH) has been working with community based organizations, parents, school personnel and the wider public health community to make the Excellence in School Wellness Award the primary tool to recognize and motivate NYC ele

    A Fitness/Aerobics Intructor in Training, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center!

    Tenisha DeWindt, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center, who is training to become a certified fitness and aerobics instructor with the Department of Parks & Recreation, held her first aerobics session at the Hike the Heights event on June 4th at Highbridge Pa

    Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW): April 3-April 9

    HTW #60: April is National Minority Health Month! Did you know that high blood pressure affects African Americans and Hispanics more than any other group? Combine healthy food and physical activity to bring down high blood pressure!

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    Heart-2-Heart: Winning the Million Hearts Campaign in Harlem

    May 2 2024 9:00 am
    May 2 2024 2:00 pm

    Every hour, more than 100 Americans suffer heart attacks or strokes.


    Apr 5 2024 4:00 pm
    Apr 5 2024 6:00 pm

    SAfH's campaign to reform physical education aims to improve physical education in NYC schools. We have made strides with our campaign but we need you – parents, teachers, and community based organizations to participate! Join us on April 5th to discuss the campaigns progress as well as our next steps and how you can be involved.

    Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2024

    East Harlem Bike Lane Meeting - Everyone's Voice Needs To Be Heard

    Mar 20 2024 6:30 pm
    Mar 20 2024 8:30 pm

    East Harlem Friends and Colleagues:

    The NYC Strategic Alliance for Health extends you an invitation to participate in the *final* Community Board 11full board meeting that will hopefully finalize and approve the NYC Department of Transportation implementation of the proposed East Harlem protected bike lanes located on 1st and 2nd Avenue.

    Pre-Natal Water Exercise Class at Riverbank State Park

    Apr 2 2024 7:15 pm
    Jun 4 2024 8:15 pm

    Come enjoy the natural healing benefits of water.  This prenatal fitness program blends light aerobics, dance, yoga, swimming, gentle strength training and stretching.

    It’s safe, relaxing, and invigorating! Open to women in all stages of pregnancy. 

    You do not need to know how to swim (head and hair can stay out of water if desired).

    FREE Prenatal Belly Dance Class in Harlem

    Mar 19 2024 5:00 pm
    Apr 30 2024 6:00 pm

    Belly dance is an ancient form of childbirth preparation.  Join Harlem Yoga Studio for a FREE prenatal belly dance class (donations of any amount are welcome and encouraged).

    What - Free Prenatal Belly Dance Class

    When - Mondays at 5 PM, February 13th through April 30th (join any Monday)

    The Walk it Out! Family Walk and Run for the Village of Harlem

    Mar 24 2024 12:00 pm
    Mar 24 2024 3:00 pm

    Join Walk It Out! at the 2024 Annual Family Walk and Run! This is a fun-filled, physical activity-centered free family event that seeks to bring awareness of the need for participation in community programming to support our health in Harlem! We will be walking indoors, at the Harlem Children's Zone Armory. The team with the most revolutions wins a prize!

    SAfH e-Blast - March 8, 2024

    Dear Strategic Alliance for Health Partners- Attached is this week’s email blast. As always, we encourage you to review the information below and to take advantage of these great opportunities. Please send information about your upcoming events, initiatives, or other opportunities that you would like to include in future e-blasts to
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