Our Vision of Success – National Perspectives & Community Examples ACHIEVE 2012 Coaches Meeting February 22-24, 2012
What is ACHIEVE? Action Communities for Health, Innovation and EnVironmental ChangE A national partnership that provides training and technical assistance to empower communities to findlocal solutions and to take local action with population impact.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford
Vision leads to Success… Coalition Enhancement Increase in Collaboration across all sectors and partners Ownership and institutionalization Leadership and Professional Development Sustained activities and partnerships Population Impact Unanticipated benefits
Coalition enhancement promotes sustainability efforts and lifts up the community. Coalition Enhancement
Leadership Development Professional Development
Benefits to the community
Healthier People where they live… Healthier People where they learn… Healthier People where they play… Healthier People where they work…
Examples of Community Strategies that support healthy lifestyles and healthy communities • Increasing healthy food choices in community settings. • Increasing farmers markets, fresh fruits and vegetables, and community gardens for residents • Installing sidewalks and countdown cross signals in neighborhoods. • Reinforcing school foods services to include more fruits and vegetables and whole grain foods.
Examples of Strategies that support healthy lifestyles and healthy communities: • Increasing attractive and safe locations for physical activity. • Providing adequate physical education for all students throughout the school year • Increasing opportunities for physical activity before, during, and afterschool for physical activity. • Implementing worksite wellness programs that encourage healthy behaviors and provide preventive health benefits.
Successes ‘Where they live’ Healthy Communities Community members now live in communities with Complete Streets policies in place Bike racks have been added to communities, allowing community members to chose biking over driving People have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables because their local farmers markets accept senior and WIC vouchers
Successes ‘Where they learn’ Healthy Schools Students: Can safely walk to school because their communities have implemented Safe Routes to School efforts Are receiving an extra 50 minutes of physical activity weekly Now attend schools that have “active recess”
Successes ‘Where they work’ Healthy Worksites Employees: Have healthier items to chose from in the vending machines at work Have indoor and/or outdoor walking paths where they can safely be physically active Are protected from second-hand smoke
Successes ‘Where they play’ Picture courtesy of Herald-Tribune in Sarasota on CycloviaVenice Community members have access to smoke-free parks Kids, families, and individuals have more access to closed streets for play Neighborhood members have access to schools afterhours to participate in activities