“We need to think upstream and differently so we can improve health rather than just improving the problems that were created by our society in not investing.” —Dr. Donald Schwarz, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at #NetworkCommons, a bimonthly discussion series that promotes dialogue across the community development and health sectors.
“Part of the struggle in the past has been that we’re working in silos. We’re all working toward the same thing here. Let’s figure out how to do this together.” — Sister Lillian Murphy, Mercy Housing, in our new video “National Leaders Agree,” where practitioners explain why they take on the challenge of cross-sector work in low-income communities.
“Health happens in neighborhoods.” — Dr. David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health during a talk on shifting the focus from medical care to upstream social determinants of health.
“The definitive factors in determining whether someone is in good health extend significantly beyond access to care and include the conditions in their life and the conditions of their neighborhoods and communities.” — John Auerbach, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talking to the Build Healthy Places Network.
To become the healthiest community in the United States
- Create a culture of awareness and understanding that promotes healthier life style choices
- Create a culture that healthy living is fun (a diagnosis of chronic disease is not a ‘sentence’)
- Create a culture where focus and alignment of healthcare provides fosters synergies to gain even more support and care.
- Create a scorecard which provides a measure of progress that makes sense to our residents
- Encourage, educate and support lifestyle enablers such as restaurants and bars to provide healthier alternatives in their menus
- Focus on the 70% of nonclinical health determinants
March 5, 2019 Kick-off Stakeholder Meeting+-
Healthy Living Map+-
2018 Community Health Assessment+-
Click here to view the 2018 Community Health Assessment.
Health & Human Services Needs Assessments+-
- 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment
- Cuyahoga County Board of Health – Health Determinants Model
- North Coast Health Statement to City Council – 9/8/15
- Human Services Summit Executive Summary 2012
- American Community Survey (ACS) 2013 Facts & Graphs
- 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment – Lakewood portion begins on Appendix A, Page 28
Gallup ShareCare Well-Being Index+-
The partnership between Gallup and Sharecare merges decades of clinical research, health care leadership and behavioral economics expertise to track and understand the key factors that drive greater well-being for individuals and populations.
What is well-being?
Well-being is a concept that captures the important aspects of how people feel about and experience their daily lives — encompassing more than just physical health or economic indicators, well-being includes five elements: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.
The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index is the world’s largest data set on well-being, with over 2.5 million surveys fielded to date. The Well-Being Index provides unmatched, in-depth insight into the well-being of populations, is frequently cited by national media, and has been leveraged by Nobel laureates and academicians for peer-review and scholarly articles. Gallup surveys over 10,000 randomly selected adults every month by mail. The resulting samples are projectable to about 98% of the U.S. adult population.
Click here for more information about the Gallup ShareCare Well-Being Index.
Healthy Community Framework Samples+-
Blue Zones Power 9
Blue Zones Project Approach Video:
Correy PA becomes a Blue Zone Community
Erie County Board of Health Memo to the PA House Democratic Policy Committee re: Comprehensive Health Strategy including Erie County Department of Health Initiatives: http://www.pahouse.com/files/Documents/Testimony/2018-03-26_123923__hdpc032218.pdf
Corry, PA Blue Zones Project – https://go.bluezonesproject.com/corry
Fort Worth, Texas becomes a Blue Zone Community: https://fortworth.bluezonesproject.com/
Blue Zones Project Results for Fort Worth Texas: https://www.bluezones.com/blue-zones-project-results-fort-worth-tx/#section-1
ProMedica Health System focuses on Social Determinants of Health – Creates Strategy:
Ebeid Institute for Population Health: https://hospitaltoolkits.org/investment/case-studies/promedica/
Other Information: Democracy Collaborative
Place Based Investing: Creating Sustainable Returns & Strong Communities: https://hospitaltoolkits.org/investment/
Creating Connections & Building Capacity: Designing an Inclusive, Local Sourcing Strategy https://hospitaltoolkits.org/purchasing/
Outside-In & Inside-Up: Designing an Inclusive, Local Hiring Pipeline: https://hospitaltoolkits.org/workforce/
Metro Health – EcoDistrict https://ecodistricts.org/registered-districts/metrohealth-community-district/
Healthy Lakewood - News & Articles+-