Eastern Shore Healthy Communities<br />Patti G. Kiger, M.Ed., Ph.D., candidate<br />Virginia Rural Health Summit<br />Apri...
Virginia’s Eastern Shore<br />70% of adults are overweight<br />33% are obese<br />Cancer incidence 482.1/M (34/35)<br />C...
Virginia’s Eastern Shore(Ranking in 35 Health Districts)<br />42% of adults have arthritis (34th)<br />40% high cholestero...
Virginia’s Eastern Shore<br />26% no high school diploma<br />24% no health insurance coverage<br />20% live in poverty<br...
Virginia’s Eastern Shore<br />Median HH Income:  Accomack $37,000;<br /> 	Northampton $34,000 (rounded)(VA=$61K)<br />Teen...
Our Mission:Creating a healthier Eastern Shore…<br />
VisionWe imagine a healthier Eastern Shore emerging from livable communities where children and adults have healthy eating...
Roadmap: Strategic Plan          <br />
Livable Communities<br />
Support Existing Communities<br />
Encourage Affordable Housing<br />
Provide Transportation Choices<br />
Provide Parks, Recreation, Schools, and Cultural Facilities <br />
Policy, Environmental Change<br />Create Livable Communities Policy<br />
Livable Communities are Healthy Places<br />Livable Communities<br />With less sprawl and people living in closer proximit...
Thank-you<br />For More Information Contact:<br />kigerpg@evms.edu<br />
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Eastern Shore Healthy Communities

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

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