Connecting health to our community

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Presentation by Susan Stuart from Santa Clara County Public Health Department at "Wildlands, Food and Your Health." Event hosted by Greenbelt Alliance on June 16, 2012.

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Connecting health to our community

  1. 1. Creating Healthy Communities Susan Stuart Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentGilroy, June 16, 2012
  2. 2. Why Public Health? Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time. - C. Everett Koop© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 2
  3. 3. Leading Causes of Mortality in SCC Top 2 causes 50 % of all deathsSource: California Department of Public Health, Death Records, 2008 © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health Department The Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 3
  4. 4. What Makes a Community Healthy?© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 4
  5. 5. Conditions of Health• Clean air, soil and water• Access to affordable, nutritious food• Quality education, childcare, libraries, park facilities• Affordable, quality housing• Green and open spaces, including agricultural land• Walkable/bikeable neighborhoods connecting to transit and necessary services• Healthy job opportunities• Safe and socially cohesive communities• Affordable, accessible health care © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health Department The Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 5
  6. 6. Poverty and Education© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 6
  7. 7. Community / Neighborhood: What Improves Wellness?Nearly ½surveyed thinkaccess tophysical activityand healthy foodwill have mostimpactSource: SCC BRFSS 2009© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 7
  8. 8. Overweight/Obesity, SCCSource: Santa Clara County Public Health Department, 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey2007-08 California Healthy Kids Survey © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health Department The Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 8
  9. 9. Overweight and Obese Adults, Santa Clara County© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 9 Source: Santa Clara Public Health Department 2004, 2005-06, 2009, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
  10. 10. Overweight or Obese Adults: Gilroy, SCC, CA, and US© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 10
  11. 11. SCC Childhood Obesity/Overweight SCC City 2010 Overweight + Obesity Gilroy 43.6% Santa Clara 37.5% San Jose 36.0% Milpitas 33.3% 14% of Gilroy adults ever Sunnyvale 31.0% told they had diabetes Morgan Hill 30.3% (SCC: 8%) Source: Campbell 30.1% BRFSS, 2009 Cupertino 18.4% Palo Alto 18.4% Saratoga 18.2% Los Gatos 15.4% Santa Clara County 32.9% California 38.0% UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2012© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 11
  12. 12. Asthma Among SCC Adults© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 12
  13. 13. © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 13
  14. 14. Frequency of Fast Food Consumption 1-3 times/week 4 or more times/week 37% of Gilroy adults ate fast food at least once a week. Source: BRFSS, 2009 Source: SCC BRFS 2009, CHIS 2007.© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 14
  15. 15. Healthy Food ResourcesPublic Health Law & Policy, Healthy FoodResource Assessment, 2010 © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health Department The Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 15
  16. 16. Physical Activity: Children Engaging in Vigorous Activity by Race / Ethnicity 48% of Gilroy adults reported performing any vigorous physical activity (SCC: 54%) Source: BRFSS, 2009Source: HP 2010 ( 9-12th grade), SCC CHKS 2005-06 (7th, 9th, 11th graders), California HealthInterview Survey (CHIS) 2007 © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health Department The Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 16
  17. 17. Middle and High School Indicators Gilroy Unified Morgan Hill Unified SCCDaily Physical Activity 49% 58% 56%Ate 5+ fruits & vegetables yesterday 33% 35% 36%Drank 1+ sodas in past 24 hrs. 58% 54% 55% Source: California Healthy Kids Survey 2007-08 © 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health Department The Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 17
  18. 18. General Plan Health Element • First chapter to be updated • Quality of life survey  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SantaClaraCounty • General plan health element outreach • Latino health assessment • Will be one of a few California Counties to  have a public health element© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 18
  19. 19. Contact Information susan.stuart@phd.sccgov.org 408-793-2721 Santa Clara County Health Element www.healthysantaclaracounty.org/© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 19
  20. 20. Thank you! It is unreasonable to expect that people will  change their behavior easily when so many  forces in the social, cultural and physical  environment conspire against such change. Institute of Medicine© 2012 Santa Clara County Public Health DepartmentThe Public Health Department is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara 20

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