The city of Aurora’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs and Tri-County Health Department have launched a community campaign called “Health Powers Life,” which is focused on improving the lives of Aurora’s immigrants and refugees. Health Powers Life encourages healthy living through five core areas: annual medical checkups, healthy diet, exercise, rest and balance.
One of the key components of Health Powers Life will be community outreach featuring culturally competent, multi-lingual representatives at various events who will offer information and resources about key health issues. Also, a mobile health clinic will be available at multiple events in Aurora, courtesy of the consulate of Mexico. The campaign is intended to be a multi-year effort.
In addition, the campaign includes HealthPowersLife.com, with healthy habits, advice and a calendar of events.
Aurora is home to a thriving immigrant and refugee population; one in five residents of Aurora was born outside the United States. Aurora was recently one of six cities in the U.S. to receive a City Cultural Diversity Award by the National League of Cities.
Learn more about Health Powers Life at HealthPowersLife.com.