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Livewell Wheat Ridge (Board of Health) may 2010

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Livewell Wheat Ridge (Board of Health) may 2010

  1. 1. Jefferson County Board of Health Presentation May 18 th , 2010
  2. 2. Who We Are LiveWell Wheat Ridge (LWWR) is one of 22 Colorado communities funded by LiveWell Colorado working to reduce childhood and adult obesity . LiveWell Wheat Ridge is a partnership of community stakeholders to create an environment and culture which supports healthy eating and active living (HEAL) to combat adult and childhood obesity. We accomplish this through supporting Wheat Ridge programs, policies and changes to the physical environment and community infrastructure .
  3. 3. Funding for LWWR is provided by LiveWell Colorado <ul><li>Seven-year funding cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on socio-ecological model and disparately affected communities </li></ul><ul><li>Use a coalition approach </li></ul><ul><li>Use evidence-informed practices that are arising from around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on policy change, environmental enhancements and enhanced planning processes </li></ul><ul><li>Housed in the Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management Program at JCPH </li></ul>
  4. 4. Socio-Ecological Model
  5. 5. Why Are We Here? <ul><li>Currently, 55.7% of Colorado adults are overweight and 25.8% of Colorado children are overweight . </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity rates among children have doubled in the past 20 years . </li></ul><ul><li>According to the American Heart Association, the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States is heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Walking 1.5 miles/day leads to 30% decrease in risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. However, 75% of our car trips are less than one mile. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 15% of our children walk or bike to school. Kaiser Permanente, 2009 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Partnering to reduce the impacts of obesity and chronic disease with: <ul><li>Wheat Ridge Health Care Providers </li></ul><ul><li>The City of Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson Conservation District and Bicycle Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Police Department </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge and Edgewater schools and Jeffco Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Community Based Organizations and Faith Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson Center for Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>CSU Extension </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Are We Here? Is There a Connection Between The Built Environment And Rising Obesity Rates ?
  8. 10. How We Move Around 60% Driven 27% Bused 1% Biked 12% Walked 85% Car 1% Bike 9% Foot 5% Other Source: NHTS
  9. 11. How Did This Happen? The Cycle of Typical Development Land Use Planning <ul><li>INPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Oriented Business </li></ul><ul><li>Single Use Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Single Family Residential </li></ul>GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Automobile Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult Walking </li></ul>Transportation Planning <ul><li>INPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Forecasting </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion </li></ul>GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Wider Roads </li></ul><ul><li>Induced Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>More Traffic </li></ul>
  10. 12. Breaking The Cycle of Typical Development Land Use Planning GROWTH <ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>More Walking & Bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Access </li></ul><ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Choices of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>More Open Space </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Place </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Community </li></ul><ul><li>INPUTS </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed Use Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of Residential Units </li></ul><ul><li>Context Sensitive Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul>Transportation Planning Community Planning
  11. 13. Active Community Environments (ACE) Working with community members, organizations, schools and city staff to identify strategies and projects to increase active community environments in Wheat Ridge
  12. 14. <ul><ul><li>Approximately 30% of the population does not drive </li></ul></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
  13. 15. <ul><ul><li>7% of transportation trips are made by walking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are all pedestrians </li></ul></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
  14. 16. <ul><li>Supports the economic vitality of the community by providing additional transportation options to goods and services and foster community identity. </li></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE)
  15. 17. <ul><li>Over 55% of the Colorado population is considered overweight </li></ul><ul><li>Safer options to move around </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood Obesity - Healthcare Costs </li></ul>Active Community Environments (ACE) This will make use healthier by active living opportunities
  16. 18. LWWR ACE Funded Projects <ul><li>Wheat Ridge Phase 2 Bike and Pedestrian Study </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge Mixed Use Zoning District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing draft comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Comment Website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>38 th Avenue Community Input Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheridan and Wadsworth – Streetscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide capacity-building to elected officials, constituents and employers on the impact of the built environment on public health </li></ul><ul><li>Highlands South/West Fitness Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Exempla Lutheran Stairwell Project </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to School </li></ul>
  17. 20. Access to Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Task Force (AFFV)
  18. 21. Increasing Fruit And Vegetable Consumption Can Be Accomplished By: <ul><li>Supporting schools, worksites, hospitals, etc. to introduce policies that support healthy food choices in cafeterias, vending machines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting sustainable food systems within communities, worksites, hospitals, faith communities, assisted living facilities, etc. to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow their own produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procure their produce from local sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. <ul><li>Support policy environments that support sustainable food systems </li></ul><ul><li>Support selling of locally grown produce </li></ul>Access to Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Task Force (AFFV)
  20. 23. LWWR AFFV Funded Projects <ul><li>Support Wheat Ridge Farmers’ Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EBT Machine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wheat Ridge urban agriculture and sustainable food system assessment </li></ul>
  21. 24. LWWR AFFV Funded Projects <ul><li>Support changes to the zoning code to enhance urban agriculture, selling locally grown produce, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement an online tools to connect WR growers with WR markets </li></ul>
  22. 25. Worksite Wellness Task Force
  23. 26. Worksite Wellness Strategies Include: <ul><li>Encourage employers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide employees with wellness programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure health care plans cover preventive care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support physical activity into the daily lives of employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support employee access to healthy food in cafeterias, vending machines, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 27. Worksite Wellness Strategies Include: <ul><li>Implement a task force to support exchange of work wellness best practices among large and small employers </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>Next Steps for LiveWell Wheat Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Implementation of LWWR Task Forces: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Community Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksite Wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(in collaboration with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Wheat Ridge) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implement LiveWell Wheat Ridge Leadership Committee and complete LWWR Sustainability Plan </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>Diagram </li></ul>
  27. 30. <ul><li>Identify ways to grow partnership and align efforts with JCPH Environmental Health Program </li></ul><ul><li>Identify future funding sources to provide Healthy Eating and Active Living policies, etc. to all jurisdictions in Jefferson County </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Livable Communities concepts, best practices and policies within Jefferson County </li></ul>Next Steps for LiveWell Wheat Ridge
  28. 31. <ul><li>livewellcolorado.org </li></ul>To learn more about Live Well Wheat Ridge and Live Well Colorado please check out our website
  29. 32. Thank you! Molly Hanson LiveWell Wheat Ridge Coordinator [email_address] PH 720-345-8547 Bill Mahar LiveWell Wheat Ridge Technical and Planning Consultant [email_address] PH 720-237-7324

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