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Eastern Shore Healthy Communities
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Eastern Shore Healthy Communities

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2011 Rural Health Summit presentation

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  • 1. Eastern Shore Healthy Communities
    Patti G. Kiger, M.Ed., Ph.D., candidate
    Virginia Rural Health Summit
    April 6, 2010
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  • 21. Virginia’s Eastern Shore
    70% of adults are overweight
    33% are obese
    Cancer incidence 482.1/M (34/35)
    Cancer mortality 227.5/M (32/35)
    Breast cancer incidence 143/M (35/35
    Breast cancer mortality 30.4/M (25/35)
    Source: 2005-2007 BRFSS/2002 – 2006 Va Div. Health Statistics
  • 22. Virginia’s Eastern Shore(Ranking in 35 Health Districts)
    42% of adults have arthritis (34th)
    40% high cholesterol (23rd)
    36% high blood pressure (30th)
    32% no physical activity (32nd)
    23% disability (29th)
    22% currently smoke (24th)
    12% type 2 diabetes (29th)
    Source: 2005-2007 BRFSS
  • 23. Virginia’s Eastern Shore
    26% no high school diploma
    24% no health insurance coverage
    20% live in poverty
    64% children on free or reduced
    lunch
  • 24. Virginia’s Eastern Shore
    Median HH Income: Accomack $37,000;
    Northampton $34,000 (rounded)(VA=$61K)
    Teen births: Accomack 33%;
    Northampton 39% (VA = 17.5%)
    24% households headed by single female
    (16% White, 44% Black)
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  • 26. Our Mission:Creating a healthier Eastern Shore…
  • 27. VisionWe imagine a healthier Eastern Shore emerging from livable communities where children and adults have healthy eating choices at home, school and work; walk and bicycle safely; play or exercise outdoors, in neighborhood parks, trails and open spaces; and enjoy a tobacco-free community.
  • 28. Roadmap: Strategic Plan
  • 29. Livable Communities
  • 30. Support Existing Communities
  • 31. Encourage Affordable Housing
  • 32. Provide Transportation Choices
  • 33. Provide Parks, Recreation, Schools, and Cultural Facilities
  • 34. Policy, Environmental Change
    Create Livable Communities Policy
  • 35. Livable Communities are Healthy Places
    Livable Communities
    With less sprawl and people living in closer proximity, mass transit makes sense.
    A critical mass of people with transportation attracts employers that provide benefits.
    Available employment provides incentive to finish school.
    Closely located amenities naturally increases physical activity, reduces car emissions.
    Social Determinants
    With mixed income housing, better norms/new habits are established to support a better early life – reduces social exclusion.
    Newly developed housing gives a better sense of home/place.
    Employment provides security (work & food), reason to stay in school, self-esteem, health benefits.
  • 36. Thank-you
    For More Information Contact:
    kigerpg@evms.edu

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