Jefferson County  Board of Health Presentation May  18 th , 2010
Who We Are   LiveWell Wheat Ridge  (LWWR) is one of 22 Colorado communities  funded  by LiveWell Colorado working to  redu...
Funding for LWWR is provided by LiveWell Colorado <ul><li>Seven-year funding cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on socio-ecolog...
Socio-Ecological Model
Why Are We Here? <ul><li>Currently,  55.7% of Colorado adults  are  overweight  and  25.8%  of  Colorado children  are  ov...
Partnering to reduce the impacts of obesity and chronic disease with: <ul><li>Wheat Ridge Health Care Providers </li></ul>...
Why Are We Here? Is There a Connection Between The  Built Environment And Rising Obesity Rates ?
 
 
How We Move Around 60% Driven 27% Bused 1% Biked 12% Walked 85% Car 1% Bike 9% Foot 5% Other Source: NHTS
How Did This Happen? The Cycle of Typical Development Land Use Planning <ul><li>INPUTS  </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Oriented Bu...
Breaking The Cycle of Typical Development Land Use Planning GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Mobility <...
Active Community Environments (ACE)  Working with community members, organizations, schools and city staff to identify str...
<ul><ul><li>Approximately 30% of the population does not drive </li></ul></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
<ul><ul><li>7% of transportation trips are made by walking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are all pedestrians </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Supports the economic vitality of the community by providing  additional transportation options  to goods and serv...
<ul><li>Over 55% of the Colorado population is considered overweight </li></ul><ul><li>Safer options to move around </li><...
LWWR ACE Funded Projects <ul><li>Wheat Ridge Phase 2 Bike and Pedestrian Study </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Mixed Use Zon...
 
Access to Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Task Force (AFFV)
Increasing Fruit And Vegetable Consumption Can Be Accomplished By: <ul><li>Supporting schools, worksites, hospitals, etc. ...
<ul><li>Support policy environments that support sustainable food systems </li></ul><ul><li>Support selling of locally gro...
LWWR AFFV Funded Projects <ul><li>Support Wheat Ridge Farmers’ Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid media </li></ul></ul><ul>...
LWWR AFFV Funded Projects <ul><li>Support changes to the zoning code to enhance urban agriculture, selling locally grown p...
Worksite Wellness Task Force
Worksite Wellness Strategies Include: <ul><li>Encourage employers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide employees with wellnes...
Worksite Wellness Strategies Include: <ul><li>Implement a task force to support exchange of work wellness best practices a...
<ul><li>Next Steps for LiveWell Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Implementation of LWWR Task Forces: </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Diagram </li></ul>
<ul><li>Identify ways to grow partnership and align efforts with JCPH Environmental Health Program </li></ul><ul><li>Ident...
<ul><li>livewellcolorado.org </li></ul>To learn more about Live Well Wheat Ridge and  Live Well Colorado please check out ...
Thank you! Molly Hanson LiveWell Wheat Ridge Coordinator [email_address] PH 720-345-8547 Bill Mahar LiveWell Wheat Ridge  ...
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  • Bill – Thank you for your time – I found this postcard recently and thought it was quite funny but it does raise a question. Is there a connection between the built environment and rising obesity rates? Public health has recently entered into this debate by looking at data on obesity and other chronic diseases. This has raised awareness about our health and the connection to the physical environment and the outcomes of wider roads and isolated neighborhoods
  • Bill – One of those outcomes is our typical approach to transportation. We have all probably been in situations like this. Do you see the pedestrian in the middle of the road. Wide roads can create barriers and often do not provide pedestrian facilities. There are many roads like this in metro area and Wheat Ridge, however Wheat Ridge city officials are now taking steps to look at transportation in a more integrated approach. Their recently adopted comprehensive plan aims to provide transportation options for autos, bikers and pedestrians. In addition they are in the process of a mixed use zoning project that in the long run will foster walkable places and LiveWell Wheat Ridge has been a partner in both of these endeavors
  • Bill – Another unfortunate example. What is the health ramification of a lack of pedestrian facilities– less options to be active, unsafe to walk. The simple addition of a sidewalk would provide an improved level of safety and comfort level that encourages people to move about.
  • Bill – a brief snapshot of how we move around – 30 yrs ago approximately 80% of children walked to school.
  • Bill – Former planning strategies were developed with good intent but now we are seeing the health consequences of typical development approaches
  • Bill – Recent land use planning approaches provide a much more collaborative process involving planners, health, transportation engineers and the public – not necessarily easier but the end result provides options for our communities – I want to stress options because we certainly are not talking about moving away from auto focused development but working towards a multimodal approach in development and transportation – the dividend will hopefully lead to improved health and well being
  • Bill – How is LiveWell Wheat Ridge addressing the built environment – We are in the process of forming a new task force-Active Community Environments ACE. Our kick off meeting is this Wednesday 5:30pm at Wheat Ridge City Hall and you are welcome to attend. The task force will be a grass roots efforts to focus on implementing projects and policies that help foster active environments.
  • Bill – some specific reasons why we are developing this task force – support younger and older populations
  • Bill – 1% is the typical amount of a local transportation budget that is allocated for pedestrian and bike facilities
  • Bill – economics many studies have shown improved access to goods and services support economic growth
  • Bill – and to recap a major goal our health
  • Bill – LiveWell Wheat Ridge is working to improve the built environment in Wheat Ridge through a number of funded projects
  • Bill – an example of long term goals – notice this does not reduce travel lane capacity but allows for a reorganization of the road right-of-way
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  • Livewell Wheat Ridge (Board of Health) may 2010

    1. 1. Jefferson County Board of Health Presentation May 18 th , 2010
    2. 2. Who We Are LiveWell Wheat Ridge (LWWR) is one of 22 Colorado communities funded by LiveWell Colorado working to reduce childhood and adult obesity . LiveWell Wheat Ridge is a partnership of community stakeholders to create an environment and culture which supports healthy eating and active living (HEAL) to combat adult and childhood obesity. We accomplish this through supporting Wheat Ridge programs, policies and changes to the physical environment and community infrastructure .
    3. 3. Funding for LWWR is provided by LiveWell Colorado <ul><li>Seven-year funding cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on socio-ecological model and disparately affected communities </li></ul><ul><li>Use a coalition approach </li></ul><ul><li>Use evidence-informed practices that are arising from around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on policy change, environmental enhancements and enhanced planning processes </li></ul><ul><li>Housed in the Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management Program at JCPH </li></ul>
    4. 4. Socio-Ecological Model
    5. 5. Why Are We Here? <ul><li>Currently, 55.7% of Colorado adults are overweight and 25.8% of Colorado children are overweight . </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity rates among children have doubled in the past 20 years . </li></ul><ul><li>According to the American Heart Association, the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States is heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Walking 1.5 miles/day leads to 30% decrease in risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. However, 75% of our car trips are less than one mile. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 15% of our children walk or bike to school. Kaiser Permanente, 2009 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Partnering to reduce the impacts of obesity and chronic disease with: <ul><li>Wheat Ridge Health Care Providers </li></ul><ul><li>The City of Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson Conservation District and Bicycle Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Police Department </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge and Edgewater schools and Jeffco Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Community Based Organizations and Faith Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson Center for Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>CSU Extension </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Are We Here? Is There a Connection Between The Built Environment And Rising Obesity Rates ?
    8. 10. How We Move Around 60% Driven 27% Bused 1% Biked 12% Walked 85% Car 1% Bike 9% Foot 5% Other Source: NHTS
    9. 11. How Did This Happen? The Cycle of Typical Development Land Use Planning <ul><li>INPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Oriented Business </li></ul><ul><li>Single Use Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Single Family Residential </li></ul>GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Automobile Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult Walking </li></ul>Transportation Planning <ul><li>INPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Forecasting </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion </li></ul>GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Wider Roads </li></ul><ul><li>Induced Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>More Traffic </li></ul>
    10. 12. Breaking The Cycle of Typical Development Land Use Planning GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>More Walking & Bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Access </li></ul><ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Choices of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>More Open Space </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Place </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Community </li></ul><ul><li>INPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed Use Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of Residential Units </li></ul><ul><li>Context Sensitive Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul>Transportation Planning Community Planning
    11. 13. Active Community Environments (ACE) Working with community members, organizations, schools and city staff to identify strategies and projects to increase active community environments in Wheat Ridge
    12. 14. <ul><ul><li>Approximately 30% of the population does not drive </li></ul></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
    13. 15. <ul><ul><li>7% of transportation trips are made by walking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are all pedestrians </li></ul></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
    14. 16. <ul><li>Supports the economic vitality of the community by providing additional transportation options to goods and services and foster community identity. </li></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
    15. 17. <ul><li>Over 55% of the Colorado population is considered overweight </li></ul><ul><li>Safer options to move around </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood Obesity - Healthcare Costs </li></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE) This will make use healthier by active living opportunities
    16. 18. LWWR ACE Funded Projects <ul><li>Wheat Ridge Phase 2 Bike and Pedestrian Study </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Mixed Use Zoning District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing draft comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Comment Website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>38 th Avenue Community Input Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheridan and Wadsworth – Streetscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide capacity-building to elected officials, constituents and employers on the impact of the built environment on public health </li></ul><ul><li>Highlands South/West Fitness Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Exempla Lutheran Stairwell Project </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to School </li></ul>
    17. 20. Access to Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Task Force (AFFV)
    18. 21. Increasing Fruit And Vegetable Consumption Can Be Accomplished By: <ul><li>Supporting schools, worksites, hospitals, etc. to introduce policies that support healthy food choices in cafeterias, vending machines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting sustainable food systems within communities, worksites, hospitals, faith communities, assisted living facilities, etc. to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow their own produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procure their produce from local sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 22. <ul><li>Support policy environments that support sustainable food systems </li></ul><ul><li>Support selling of locally grown produce </li></ul>Access to Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Task Force (AFFV)
    20. 23. LWWR AFFV Funded Projects <ul><li>Support Wheat Ridge Farmers’ Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EBT Machine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge urban agriculture and sustainable food system assessment </li></ul>
    21. 24. LWWR AFFV Funded Projects <ul><li>Support changes to the zoning code to enhance urban agriculture, selling locally grown produce, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement an online tools to connect WR growers with WR markets </li></ul>
    22. 25. Worksite Wellness Task Force
    23. 26. Worksite Wellness Strategies Include: <ul><li>Encourage employers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide employees with wellness programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure health care plans cover preventive care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support physical activity into the daily lives of employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support employee access to healthy food in cafeterias, vending machines, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
    24. 27. Worksite Wellness Strategies Include: <ul><li>Implement a task force to support exchange of work wellness best practices among large and small employers </li></ul>
    25. 28. <ul><li>Next Steps for LiveWell Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Implementation of LWWR Task Forces: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Community Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksite Wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(in collaboration with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Wheat Ridge) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implement LiveWell Wheat Ridge Leadership Committee and complete LWWR Sustainability Plan </li></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>Diagram </li></ul>
    27. 30. <ul><li>Identify ways to grow partnership and align efforts with JCPH Environmental Health Program </li></ul><ul><li>Identify future funding sources to provide Healthy Eating and Active Living policies, etc. to all jurisdictions in Jefferson County </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Livable Communities concepts, best practices and policies within Jefferson County </li></ul>Next Steps for LiveWell Wheat Ridge
    28. 31. <ul><li>livewellcolorado.org </li></ul>To learn more about Live Well Wheat Ridge and Live Well Colorado please check out our website
    29. 32. Thank you! Molly Hanson LiveWell Wheat Ridge Coordinator [email_address] PH 720-345-8547 Bill Mahar LiveWell Wheat Ridge Technical and Planning Consultant [email_address] PH 720-237-7324

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