The key economic benefit to continue to highlight from the HIA is the 24 jobs created in the first biennium. Although this is a small number, every job counts during this economic recession. Oregon’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average, and rural counties have even higher levels of unemployment than urban counties. Rural counties will receive 31% of the jobs and 27% of the dollars from this policy. The general economy only provides 18% of jobs and 15% of dollars to rural areas right now.22% of the population is in rural areas.
13.9% F.I. households, 6.6% with Hunger. (2007-09, Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement, USDA ERS)Families with children more likely to be F.I. 19.4% children in poverty in 2009 (USDA ERS)1 in 5 non-metro households w/children (2002-04 ACS)1 in 10 metro households w/children (2002-04 ACS)48.9% -children eligible for free/reduced lunches (2009-10, ODE) From 2005-06 to 2009-10 # of student eligible for free lunch 20% (ODE)Nearly HALF of children eating free and reduced mealsSeven of seven studies indicated an increase between 1.3% and 16.0% in all types of meals including free, reduced and fully paid, the average of 6 of the 7 studies was 9.3%Although these programs report a falling off, or a plateu of the initial increase, they maintain some level of increase. Even if that’s only 1% - this can mean a gain for school districts.
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Health Impact Assessment<br />HB 2800: Using Results<br />Upstream Public HealthDr. Tia Henderson Research Coordinator<br />1<br />Funding<br /><ul><li>Health Impact Project, a collaboration</li></ul>between PEW Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation<br /><ul><li>Northwest Health Foundation</li></ul>*Opinions expressed here do not reflect those of the funders<br />
2<br />HIA Predicts Impacts on Health<br />How does the proposed<br />project, plan, policy<br />affect health determinants<br />and lead tohealth outcomes?<br />
3<br />How will HB 2800 affect Oregonians’ health?<br />Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.<br /> World Health Organization<br />
Know your audience…Select HIA information..Pair with a story…<br />5<br />Image courtesy of Megan Kemple and Seven Oaks Garden<br />
Key Economic Benefits<br />24 jobs in 1st biennium (amended)<br />Full and part time<br />Effects urban and rural<br />Effects of policy distributed to rural counties more than in general economy<br />6<br />Images courtesy of Truitt Brothers and Happy Harvest Farm<br />
Farmer Success Story…<br />Upstream Public Health Human Impact Partners<br />7<br />
Key Diet and Nutrition Benefits<br /> Meal participation<br /> Food insecurity for families with children<br /> Child healthy eating behaviors<br />8<br /><ul><li> Offerings of fruits and vegetables
Shape child food preferences</li></ul>Images courtesy of Megan Kemple<br />