GCL Project - Roadmap to Health JCDH

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Unformatted text preview: Our Community Roadmap to Health Written by the citizens of Jefferson County, Alabama O Our mission is to improve health and quality of life throughout Jefferson County Available from the Jefferson County Department of Health and at www.jcdh.org Published October 2006 Revised February 2009 H Priorities in Jefferson County Health Action How We Got Here .............................................................................................. 4 Our Vision for a Healthy Jefferson County .................................... 6 How We Move Forward: Strategic Issues ....................................... 8 Healthy Lifestyles: Priority Health Concerns Strategic Issue 1: How do we encourage healthy lifestyles? ....................................... 10 Assessment Results: What influences how we encourage healthy lifestyles? ............... 11 Goal 1 Prevent or manage chronic medical conditions.............................................12 Goal 2 Decrease the number of children diagnosed as overweight or obese ............13 Goal 3 Decrease abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs ....................................14 Goal 4 Develop targeted, unified messages for people to make healthy choices.......15 Goal 5 Engage the community to identify and solve health problems.......................16 Goal 6 Decrease cultural, language, social and economic barriers that negatively impact community cohesiveness ...............17 Livable Communities for Community Health Strategic Issue 2: How do we develop livable communities? ......................................18 Assessment Results: What influences how we develop our communities? ....................19 Goal 1 Improve safety throughout communities........................................................20 Goal 2 Improve environmental quality......................................................................21 Goal 3 Increase ways to be physically active in all new housing developments and shopping areas.............................................22 Goal 4 Preserve and revitalize each neighborhood. ..................................................23 Goal 5 Work toward a county development plan with participation from all cities.....................................................................24 Goal 6 Support development of a viable and integrated mass transportation system.............................................................................25 Health as a Real Option: Access to Care Strategic Issue 3: How do we assure access to care? ...................................................26 Assessment Results: What prevents access to care?.......................................................27 Goal 1 Link all children to appropriate health insurance coverage............................28 Goal 2 Increase mental health resources throughout the community........................29 Goal 3 Increase the availability & access to services for targeted populations...........30 Goal 4 Develop workforce competencies throughout the public health system ........31 Table of Contents 3...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course GCLH 105 taught by Professor Corley during the Fall '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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