NACCHO MCH, Conference Call March 29, 2007 Presenters for Somerville, Massachusetts : Noreen Burke, Director Health Department Jessica Collins, Director Somerville Community Health Agenda, CHA. Somerville, MA ~ 78,000 pop 4.1 square miles Mayor and 11 Alderman
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MCH, Conference Call
March 29, 2007
Presenters for Somerville, Massachusetts :
Noreen Burke, Director Health Department
Jessica Collins, Director
Somerville Community Health Agenda, CHA
Underweight: < 5th percentile
Not at risk: > 5th to <85th percentile
At risk: 85th to < 95th percentile
Overweight: 95th percentile
Reference: NHANES 2000
Started as a community based participatory research study at Tufts University - environmental intervention to prevent childhood obesity targeting 1st-3rd graders
Evolved into community wide campaign led by a SUS Taskforce
Taskforce Mission: a city wide campaign to increase daily physical activity and healthy eating through programming, physical infrastructure improvements, and policy work.
Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development
Somerville Public Schools
Union Square Main Streets
Tufts University, Friedman School
Federation of MA Farmers MarketsCultivated Partnerships
US Potato Board
Dole Food Co.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
United Way of MA Bay
Whole Foods Market
Stoneyfield FarmFunders and Sponsers
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Aims: To drive the campaign by thinking and acting collectively around a shared vision for a healthy Somerville.
Guide and collaborate in the promotion of public health education messaging
Proud Participant of Shape Up Somerville
Inform and influence policy-making
Inform and influence policy-making continued
Assist in grant writing to sustain programmatic and physical infrastructure work
Coordinate complimentary programming
Share data and information
DATA SOURCE: Physical Education Program Grant 2006 BMI Report; Institute for Community Health, Tufts University; Total N=926;
DATA SOURCE: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Health Dpt.