The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

 
 
 
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Joel Romo
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Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

The Road to Developing Public Policy

The Cooper Institute has engaged with public health advocates and coalitions at the local and federal level to advance policies such as physical fitness assessments, strengthening physical education requirements and ensuring strong tobacco policies are in place that protect our health. Now, how do we determine what policies to support, advocate for, and defend — that is where months of planning, research and strategy discussions play a key role?...

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Joel Romo
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Advocacy

Friday, Jul 02, 2021

87th Texas Legislature Success

The Cooper Institute advocacy efforts have been instrumental in the implementation of public health policies such as smoke-free ordinances, strengthening physical education standards, raising the age at which tobacco products may be purchased to ensuring our school lunches are healthy and nutritious....

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Joel Romo
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Monday, May 17, 2021

Data Driven Research Continues to Impact Policy

Research and science are the foundation of The Cooper Institute and over the years, our research has provided an opportunity to engage in the arena of public policy....

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Joel Romo
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Thursday, Apr 01, 2021

Texas 87th Legislative Session Updates

The Texas 87th Regular Session has less than sixty days remaining and The Cooper Institute has actively engaged with lawmakers regarding key policies that will help enhance the health and wellness of Texans....

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Joel Romo
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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

Oklahoma Legislative Update

The state of Oklahoma is home to many of the country’s finest corporations, higher education institutions, and medical facilities, each bolstered by a vibrant workforce and supportive community. However, childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the future of our economy....

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Joel Romo
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Monday, Feb 01, 2021

Legislative Update

The 87th Texas Legislature has gaveled in and while the atmosphere at the Capitol building is a bit different, the legislative process is well underway. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Senate committees and a few have already scheduled committee hearings. Constitutionally the Legislature must only pass the state biennial budget during their 140 Legislative Session....

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