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~ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 HEALTH & FITNESS Cape Gazette Christmas Tradition throughtime For Anne Glass, a former nurse Glass' connection to the Amer- ease at the time. Today, the and current medical writer, the ican Lung Association goes American Lung Association con- American Lung Association deeper than volunteering; she tinues to fight lung disease Christmas Seals bring back a lost both of her parents to lung through education, advocacy and nostalgic feeling every holiday disease, research. season. Glass's mother was only 46 Christmas Seals are the way to Her favorite seal is from 18 when she lost her battle with participate in the holidays for a years ago, the 1994 Christmas lung cancer, and her father worthy canse. "It is such a part of se l, which features a teddy bear passed away from COPD andthe American past, and I hope and reminds her of her grand- emphysema in 2004. This Close that it will be part of the future," mother. Having a piece ofhistory connection to lung disease saidGlass. that reminds her of a close family makes her Christmas Seals pur- For more information on the member is just one of many rea- chase even more personal each history of Christmas Seals or to sons why Christmas Seals are year. purchase Christmas Seals, visit important to Glass. Christmas Seals have been an www.c "When I was a kid we had American Lung Association tra- For more information about Christmas Seals," said Glass, an dition for 105 years. Started in the American Lung Association, American Lung Association vol- 1907, the Christmas Seals began a Charity Navigator Four Star unteer of more than 15 years. "I when volunteer Emily Bissell is- Charity and holder of the Better remember it was part oftheholi- sued a decorative holiday"Merry Business Bureau Wise Giving day tradition that there were Christmas" stamp and raised Guide Seal, or to support the these pretty little stickers you $3,000 to support patients with work it does, call 1-800-586-4872 put on things like packages." tuberculosis, a devastating dis- or go to Coalition to conduct first health impact assessment in state Delaware Greenways and the ing the culture of Delaware to Environment and Policy Com-make healthy eating and active mittee of Delaware's Coalition living priorities. The coalition's for Healthy Eating and Active environment and policy commit- Living, in partnership with the tee, cochaired by Andrea Trabel- Division of Public Health and si of Delaware Greenways and other agencies, will be conduct- Connie Holland of the Office of in~'the first health impact assess- State Planning Coordination, in- ment in Delaware, This is groundbreaking work, with the potential to change the way land-use and transportation planning decisions are made in Delaware. HIAs identify the cludes representatives from the Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, University of Delaware's Institute for Public ment, housing, employment, poverty, education and more." Delaware is one of 13 states in which an HIA has not yet been conducted, according to the records of self-reported projects at the Health Impact Project. Delaware's first HIA will ana- lyze plans for the Fort DuPont Redevelopment Project near Delaware City. The HIA Adviso- ry Team had its first meeting Nov. 1 to shape its work plan and kick offthe HIA. The assessment health-related impacts of deci- sions in nonhealth sectors and help decision makers and the ment of Transportation, public understand the full conse- Delaware State Housing Authori- quences of particular policies, plans and projects. Delaware Greenways was one of three awardees across the country to receive a grant from the Association of State and Ter- ritorial Health Officials to con- duct an HIA and build capacity for HIA in state health agencies. ty, WILMAPCO and the Ameri- can Institute of Architects Delaware Chapter. In May 2010, Gov. lack Markell signed Executive Order 19, creat- ing the Council on Health Pro- motion and Disease Prevention. In January 2012, the council re- leased its first recommendations, Administration, Nemours Health is expected to be completed by and Prevention Services, Depart- April 2013. Delaware Greenways is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and enhancement of Delaware's natural, scenic, historical, cultur- al and recreational resources. Go to Briefly )) Hospice: Coping with the Holidays Dec. 4 A special Delaware Hospice workshop, Coping with the Holi- days, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Delaware Hospice Millsboro of- rice, 315 Old Landing Road. Dis- cussion will include topics such as anticipations and expectations of family and friends, dealing with emotions, the impact of death on the entire family unit, s!tusonl dealing with special occasions, honoring the loved one during the holidays and giving oneself permission to participate or not to take part in special events. There is no fee for this work- shop, which is offered as a com- munity service by Delaware Hospice, but registration is re- quired. Register by contacting Midge DiNatale at 302-416-0581 or mdi- nat flmerica Cfwice in Yfomecare "' gels ) Senior Care By From A Few Hours To 24/7 Care Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation Errands/Shopping/Appointments Hygiene Assistance Compassionate Companionship Respite Care For Families I l '%elaware's broad coalition of which included broad strategies public health advocates coming and a comprehensive approach from diverse organizations, in- to achieving better public health cluding the state health agency outcomes. The council's report and nonprofits, to work on pub- recommended health impact as- lic health and health impact as- sessment as a strategy for achiev- sessment is one of the strengths ing the overarching goal of in- of the project," said Nancy Goff, cluding health in all policies. 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