Healthy Eating Active Living
Goal: Increase healthy eating and active living to reduce obesity and chronic disease.
Improve access to healthy foods through environmental strategies such as: breastfeeding friendly environments, community gardens, WIC and SNAP at Farmers Markets .
Increase knowledge and efficacy for healthy eating and active living through evidence-based programs.
Improve access to active living through pedestrian, bike friendly environments, recreation activities, and transportation.
Increase health equity advocacy to address healthy eating and active living.
Goal: Improve behavioral health outcomes including reducing suicide, reducing poor mental health days (reduce depression and anxiety), and reducing substance abuse.
Increase collaborative efforts across the region to build capacity for Behavioral Health efforts.
Reduce stigma associated with mental health and reduce substance use through community education, media campaigns and evidence-based prevention strategies.
Integration of behavioral health into primary care and other sites (Nursing home, Public Health, Dentists, Human Services, Alternative
Increase health equity advocacy and access to behavioral health
Goal: Increase healthy housing throughout the region to reduce exposure to radon, lead, and poor quality well water.
Improve community knowledge of healthy housing practices such as testing and mitigation of radon, lead, and well-water.
Improve access to healthy housing through policies such as health-promoting building codes, enforcing housing codes, and incentivizing mitigation.
Increase health equity advocacy for safe affordable housing through participating in local and regional housing related groups and coalitions.