Partnership Trails is a work group that branched off from Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community Health Council. This work group is committed to improving overall health in Torrance County, Southern Santa Fe County, and Eastern Bernalillo County through promoting physical activity and working to develop safe routes for walking, running, bicycling, and equestrian.
Although Partnership Trails is a fairly new group, they have helped with and hosted several walking/running events including Wellness Walks, a Suicide Awareness/Prevention 5k, Fun Runs through the local McCall’s Corn Maze, and Trail Clean-Up Walks.
They also worked with the local clinic, Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS), to design and implement a Prescription Trails program. Prescription Trails allows providers to prescribe walking to patients who may be stressed, have high blood pressure, or diabetes. These patients receive a brochure of the Bear Track Trail System, designed by VIVA Connects, and a walking log that they can use to fulfill their prescription.
Partnership Trails continually strives to develop and promote safe places for people to do physical activities within their community.
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. This graph shows the percentage of adults who meet this recommendation in Torrance County as compared to New Mexico and the United States in the years 2011, 2013, and 2015.
For more information on health stats in Torrance County, check out the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.
Last updated Dec. 10, 2018