The Healthy Heart Task Force

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Organizations Involved. Avis-Goodwin Community Health CenterFrisbie Memorial HospitalWentworth Douglas HospitalThe Works Health and Fitness CenterYour VNAThe Homemakers of Strafford CountyDover Department of RecreationRochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services. Step Up

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1. The Healthy Heart Task Force The Healthy Heart Task Force is a group of local organizations who work together to address the prevention of heart disease in the Dover and Rochester Communities.

2. Organizations Involved Avis-Goodwin Community Health Center Frisbie Memorial Hospital Wentworth Douglas Hospital The Works Health and Fitness Center Your VNA The Homemakers of Strafford County Dover Department of Recreation Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services

3. Task Force Beginnings Started with $4,500.00 to work with from the Foundation for Healthy Communities. Baseline data from a community survey. Health professionals with a goal of helping their communities.

4. Project Goals Increase the number of residents who have had their cholesterol tested in the last 5 years. Increase the number of residents who engage in regular physical activity.

6. Community Interventions – Cholesterol Awareness Cholesterol Screenings: Designed to raise awareness of national cholesterol testing and treatment recommendations in middle-aged men and women. Provided 3 screening events- Home Depot/Rochester on 10/4/03 37 participants Hannaford Brothers/Dover on 2/24/04 42 participants Foster’s Daily Democrat/Dover on 3/23/04 41 participants

7. Results: Home Depot

8. Results:Hannaford’s

9. Results: Foster’s

10. Sedentary Lifestyle Sedentary lifestyle: No leisure time activity within a two-week period. Nearly 4 in 10 adults report no leisure time activity 1/3 > 65 Y.O. are sedentary > 1/3 Young people grades 9-12 do not engage in regular physical activity

11. 30 minutes a day 10 minutes at a time 5 days per week Get Moving


13. Walking Guide Downtown routes Nature trails Physical activity recommendations Safe walking tips

16. Walking Intervention

19. Community Education Efforts (cont.) Community Briefing: April 16, 2004 Rotary Club presentations Materials made available during cholesterol screenings, health fairs, for agency newsletters, etc.

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