#35 Bridging Sectors: Fostering Collaboration between Health and Transportation Professionals - Franco
LA County’s Approach to Health in All Policies LA County Dept. of Public Health PLACE ProgramPolicies for Livable Active Communities and Environments Louisa Franco, MPH Policy Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org September 2012
LA County Strategic GoalsCounty: Create a physical environment that is conducive to good health by encouraging and enabling residents to make healthy choicesDPH: Address elements of the physical environment to improve population health and reduce disparities.PLACE: Foster policy change that supports the development of healthy, active environments
Cities/Communities with Lowest and Highest Childhood Obesity Prevalence, 2008 Top 10* Bottom 10* Rank of Rank of Obesity Obesity Economic Economic City/Community Name Prevalence City/Community Name Prevalence Hardship Hardship (%) (%) (1 - 128) (1 - 128) Manhattan Beach 3.4 2 West Athens 30.6 94 Calabasas 5.0 8 South Gate 30.7 110 Hermosa Beach 5.1 1 Florence-Graham 31.0 128 Agoura Hills 5.3 10 West Whittier-Los Nietos 31.1 81 Beverly Hills 5.4 19 West Carson 31.4 56 Malibu 5.9 4 Vincent 32.2 69 Palos Verdes Estates 7.3 5 East Los Angeles 32.9 117 San Marino 7.8 15 Hawaiian Gardens 33.4 107 Rolling Hills Estate 8.4 9 South El Monte 34.5 111 La Canada Flintridge 8.5 18 Walnut Park 38.7 113 Average 10 lowest 6.2% Average 10 highest 32.7% Ave Median Household Income $99,555 Ave Median Household Income $37,747 3*Table excludes cities/communities where number of students with BMI data < 500. 3Source: California Physical Fitness Testing Program, California Department of Education. Includes5th, 7th, and 9th graders enrolled in LA County public schools; 2000 Census
Foster Change in Cities & Communities1. Comment on city, county and regional plans2. Fund cities and nonprofits3. Partner with cities The Whittier Greenway Trail 4
1. Comment on City, County and Regional Plans• County’s General Plan• Southern California Association of Government (SCAG) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) – Dept. of Public Health estimated cost to build bikeable, walkable communities in SCAG region: $37 Billion to $59 Billion 5
2. Fund Cities and Nonprofits to Create Healthy Environments• County funds• Federal grant funds – First CDC grant $16 million (2 years) – Second CDC grant $10 million (5 years) 6
What Have We Funded?• Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan• Health Element of a General Plan• Complete Streets Policies• Joint-Use Policies• Healthy Vending, Corner Store Conversions 7
Upcoming HEAL Grants• Funded by Community Transformation Grant ―Part of the Affordable Care Act• Fund up to 8 agencies to develop HEAL strategies ―Active Transportation Plans ―Open Streets Events• $125K per year for approx. 4 years• Grantees announced in late 2012 8
Additional Active Living Strategies Funded by CTG• Promote increased transportation funding for pedestrian and bike infrastructure• Adopt and implement a health and wellness element in LA City General Plan and enact health-enabling ordinances• Expand the Parks After Dark Program 9
Childhood Obesity Prevalence in Los Angeles County Cities (2008) 10 Lowest* 10 HPI Cities* Obesity Obesity City Prevalence City Prevalence (%) (%)Manhattan Beach 3.4 Palmdale 23.1Calabasas 5.0 Inglewood 26.8Agoura Hills 5.3 Gardena 27.3Beverly Hills 5.4 San Fernando 27.4Palos Verdes Estates 7.3 Lynwood 27.7Rolling Hills Estates 8.4 La Puente 27.8Arcadia 10.1 Pomona 28.6South Pasadena 10.2 Compton 29.0Glendora 10.9 Huntington Park 30.3El Segundo 11.4 South Gate 30.7Average 10 lowest 7.7% Average 27.9%*Table excludes cities/communities where number of students with BMI data < 500. 11Source: California Physical Fitness Testing Program, California Department of Education. Includes 5th, 7th, and 9thgraders enrolled in LA County public schools.
Healthy Policies Initiative• 10 cities with high childhood obesity rates – outreach and presentations• 4 of these cities – free technical assistance for policy change efforts• PLACE staff working with City staff (and electeds) to offer assistance to make one policy change 12
City of Lynwood – Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan 13
Huntington Park and South Gate Safe Routes to School Plans 15
Focus Bike and Ped Efforts in High Need Communities• Low-income communities with high rates of childhood obesity need the most help• Crime and violence (real or perceived)• Cities have limited resources – Matching funds – Grant writers• Bike and pedestrian issues are not a top priority for residents 16
Louisa FrancoDPH PLACE Programwww.ph.lacounty.gov/place email@example.com 17
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