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Introducing LiveWell Lawrence

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The history of LiveWell Lawrence; the draft strategies of our Community Plan; how and why to get involved; what the next steps will be.

The history of LiveWell Lawrence; the draft strategies of our Community Plan; how and why to get involved; what the next steps will be.


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  • 1.  
  • 2. Introductions
    • LiveWell Lawrence Steering Committee
    • Facilitators
  • 3. LiveWell Lawrence
    • Definition
    • History
    • 6 draft strategies
    • Next steps
    • How and why to get involved
  • 4. What is LiveWell Lawrence?
    • A network of people working together to:
      • Improve nutrition
      • Increase physical activity…
    • … community-wide.
  • 5. How did it get started?
    • Kansas Health Foundation
    • 64% of Kansas adults overweight or obese
    • Increased risk of chronic disease
  • 6. In Douglas County
    • 52% of adults overweight or obese
    • Most understand that eating healthy and being active important to good health
    • Behavior…may not reflect knowledge
  • 7. Formed Organizing Committee
    • Health / Healthcare
    • City Parks and Rec.
    • Chamber / Business
    • Educators
    • Media
    • Funders
    DCCF Parks & Rec World Co. USD 497 Health Dept. Retired KU The Merc CHIP Dg. Co. Extension Health Care Access Clinic Therapy Works LMH LiveWell Lawrence
  • 8. Community profile: Where are we now?
    • Nutrition
      • Awareness
      • Access to healthy foods
      • School nutrition policies
      • Nutrition education
      • Local food system
  • 9. Community profile: Where are we now?
    • Physical Activity
      • Facilities
        • Public
        • Private
      • Programs
      • School practices
      • Workplaces
      • The built environment
        • How walk-able?
        • How bike-able?
  • 10. What will our approach be?
    • Healthy lifestyles a function of:
      • Individual responsibility
      • Community responsibility
    • Which do we focus on?
  • 11. Community responsibility
    • Systems, policies and environments in…
      • schools
      • workplaces
      • neighborhoods
      • homes
      • churches
    • … every aspect of community life.
  • 12. Defined success
    • By 2020 all population groups will demonstrate:
      • Better nutrition
      • Increased physical activity
    • Healthy behavior has become contagious
    • Key organizations more effective
  • 13. Started on the community plan
    • Brainstorming…and more brainstorming
    • Synthesized ideas into major categories
    • A work in progress
  • 14. 6 Draft Strategies
    • Environments
    • Make the places we live, learn, work and play healthier.
  • 15. 6 Draft Strategies
    • 2. Access
    • Make it easy for all residents to access:
      • Healthy foods
      • Physical activity opportunities
  • 16. 6 Draft Strategies
    • 3. Behavior change programs
    • Engage people in actions that make them healthier.
  • 17. 6 Draft Strategies
    • Social Support
    • Encourage group activity
    • Make it fun
    • Hold each other accountable
  • 18. 6 Draft Strategies
    • 5. Walk, Bike, Wheel
    • Make it easier and safer for people to walk, bike or wheel to school, work, errands, entertainment.
  • 19. 6 Draft Strategies
    • 6. Develop wellness leaders
    • Provide training and networking for professionals and volunteers.
  • 20. What’s next?
    • Community meetings to get input
    • Start building a coalition
    • Finish the community plan
    • Get busy
  • 21. Start-up funding opportunities
    • DCCF will invite selected community organizations to apply for funds
    • Funding will focus on:
      • sustainable community approaches to achieving LiveWell goals
      • Long-term leadership of LiveWell network
    • Up to $200K over 2 years
  • 22. Why get involved?
    • Help create community change
    • Give input, share expertise
    • Maximize benefit to people you represent
    • Network
  • 23. How to get involved
    • Open to all who support mission
    • Join committees
    • Come to general meetings
    • Respond to calls for volunteers
    • Members can be:
      • Individuals
      • Organizations
  • 24. Contact:
    • Marilyn Hull
    • LiveWell Lawrence
    • 843-8727
    • [email_address]
    • www.livewelllawrence.org
    • Follow us on Twitter @LiveWellLawrnce