Introductions <ul><li>LiveWell Lawrence Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitators </li></ul>
LiveWell Lawrence <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>6 draft strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Next...
What is LiveWell Lawrence? <ul><li>A network of people working together to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve nutrition </li><...
How did it get started? <ul><li>Kansas Health Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>64% of Kansas adults overweight or obese </li><...
In Douglas County <ul><li>52% of adults overweight or obese </li></ul><ul><li>Most understand that eating healthy and bein...
Formed Organizing Committee <ul><li>Health / Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>City Parks and Rec. </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber / ...
Community profile:  Where are we now? <ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access ...
Community profile:  Where are we now? <ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
What will our approach be? <ul><li>Healthy lifestyles a function of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual responsibility </li>...
Community responsibility <ul><li>Systems, policies and environments in… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>schools </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Defined success <ul><li>By 2020 all population groups will demonstrate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better nutrition </li></ul><...
Started on the community plan <ul><li>Brainstorming…and more brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesized ideas into major ...
6 Draft Strategies <ul><li>Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Make the places we live, learn, work and play healthier. </li></ul>
6 Draft Strategies <ul><li>2.  Access </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy for all residents to access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He...
6 Draft Strategies <ul><li>3.  Behavior change programs </li></ul><ul><li>Engage people in actions that make them healthie...
6 Draft Strategies <ul><li>Social Support </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Make it fun </li></...
6 Draft Strategies <ul><li>5.  Walk, Bike, Wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easier and safer for people to walk, bike or wh...
6 Draft Strategies <ul><li>6.  Develop wellness leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training and networking for  professiona...
What’s next? <ul><li>Community meetings to get input </li></ul><ul><li>Start building a coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Finish...
Start-up funding opportunities  <ul><li>DCCF will invite selected community organizations to apply for funds </li></ul><ul...
Why get involved? <ul><li>Help create community change </li></ul><ul><li>Give input, share expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Max...
How to get involved <ul><li>Open to all who support mission </li></ul><ul><li>Join committees </li></ul><ul><li>Come to ge...
Contact: <ul><li>Marilyn Hull </li></ul><ul><li>LiveWell Lawrence </li></ul><ul><li>843-8727 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_addr...
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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.

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Introducing LiveWell Lawrence

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

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