Robert . Palussek. &. . Pastor . William . Glover . Co-Champions. Healthy Lifestyles. Encourage Lee County residents to pursue a culture of healthy lifestyles including access to nutritional information, physical activity and exercise, stress management, routine medical exams/check-ups, and in.... ID: 778455 Download
Robert . Palussek. &. . Pastor . William . Glover . Co-Champions. Healthy Lifestyles. Encourage Lee County residents to pursue a culture of healthy lifestyles including access to nutritional information, physical activity and exercise, stress management, routine medical exams/check-ups, and information on prevention of risk factors for disease. Develop accessible community programs for health literacy, population management, system and policy changes to support a healthy and safe environment while improving the economics of health care in our community. .
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Encourage Lee County residents to pursue a culture of healthy lifestyles including access to nutritional information, physical activity and exercise, stress management, routine medical exams/check-ups, and information on prevention of risk factors for disease. Develop accessible community programs for health literacy, population management, system and policy changes to support a healthy and safe environment while improving the economics of health care in our community.
Healthy Lifestyles Scorecard
Healthy Lee Coalition
Focused on creating and sustaining a community culture of healthier lifestyles within Lee County.
Distribution list currently has 220 contacts representing 99 organizations as well as 16 citizens.
Meets Quarterly – 4
th Tuesday of the first month of the quarter / Next meeting: July 28th 7:30 AM – 9 AM, Cape Coral Hospital
Five goal areas:
Expand Commitment to Healthy Lee
Improve Nutritional Habits of the People in Lee County
Increase Physical Activity of the People in Lee County
Encourage Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness Initiative in the Workplace, Neighborhoods, and Churches
Influence Policy and Environmental changes in support of healthier lifestyles
PACE-EH – Pine Manor Community Garden
Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health community
Community garden official ribbon-cutting and health fair
held in October 2014
After-school gardening program (partnership with ECHO)Trafalgar Middle School Garden9500 lbs.
of organic fruits and vegetables harvested
Soup kitchens received 90% of the yield
National Kiwanis Garden Competition
in State / 3
rd in NationMet with Secretary of Agriculture in Washington DC
Lee County Schools
Over 200 posters distributed to health science teachers, school nurses, and food service managers for use in public elementary and middle schools.
Additional posters distributed to school nurses in 10 private schools.
Healthy School District – Gold Level Achievement for 2015 -2017
To date, over 22,000 WIC enrollees have been exposed to the message through:
5210 displays found in WIC offices within Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties
“Rx for Healthy Active Living “ and educational flipcharts used during visits
and Family Health Clinics
Family Health Centers of SWFL – pediatricians gave out 9,788 “Prescriptions for Healthy Active Living”
Part of EMR; available in English and Spanish
NEW - Lee Physician Group
Pediatrics and Family Practice offices
Harry Chapin Food Bank
pounds of food last yearHalf of all food distributed is healthy and fresh/perishableIncludes 7 million pounds of fresh produce“Fresh Produce Rescue Program”Distributed over 800,000 lbs. of meat
teaching importance of good
nutrition in preschools
“Food as Medicine”
District“Farm to School” program
Lee Memorial Health System
Optimal Nutrition Approach
More nutrient dense whole foods
Reduced processed food, sugar, fats
For patients and retail cafeterias - Flavor Harvest Choices1:3 senior patients suffer malnutrition when admittedPilot home delivery 30 days post dischargeYields reduction in both LOS and ReadmissionsNow being implemented system- wide
LMHS now USDA SNAP retail vendor for home delivery
New American Heart Association partnership pilot for Heart Check Certification program (national model)
Tobacco Free Lee
3 new community SWAT clubs
Local news: Special report on electronic cigarette use in Lee County schools – SWAT youth interviewed
Partnership with American Lung Association
Focus on employer cessation and smoke-free housing policies2015 Tobacco grant awarded to DOH-LeeAnti Candy-flavored tobacco resolution adopted in the City of Fort
Myers (January 2015)
School Board adopted the remaining four (of twelve) components of the Comprehensive K-12 Model School Tobacco
Policy (April 2015)
FGCU will be smoke/tobacco-free by Summer 2016
Horizon Council Healthcare Task Force
Next Workplace Wellness Summit August 26, 2015
New annual Workplace Wellness recognition program
Chairman Gary Griffin joined Healthy Lee Steering
Sustainability PlanDiscussion at 2014 Steering CommitteeExecutive Committee met with Commissioner Mann and County Manager Roger Desjarlais
Transition to SWFL Community Foundation
Sarah Owen has joined Health Lee Steering Committee
currently unallocated for projectsFederal requirements include more than $10 million be spent and 20% matchImplementation
is a design and build
project. Design near completion.
Potential Issues: Right
space TIGER was written to have FGCU connectivity with the community Exploring possible solutions to FGCU component issues
Continuing effortsDesign/PermittingPublic OutreachFinalizing the line of credit with SunTrustRevising schedules and reportingThere is $600,000 unallocated in the TIGER grant
─ Needs to be within the scope of TIGER and consistent with the application.─ Suggestion to build a bus pull out on S. 41─ “Tour de Park” usage to give some people a place to ride besides Sanibel.
Opportunities for Improvement
Lee County School District
The district has been adjusting
menus to meet USDA
The challenge is that the children are not fully embracing the new meals and are not finishing everything on their platesHarry Chapin Food BankMoving towards a goal of 80-90 percent of all distributed food items be a part of the USDA “MyPlate”
2015 County Health
Health Outcomes: 20
overall (from 11
th in 2014)Health Factors: 24th overall (from 23rd in 2014)The good: Increase in exercise opportunities, decrease in injury deaths and tobacco users. Improvement in provider to patient ratios
The bad: Increase in premature death and low birth weight The ugly: the bar continues to be raised – other Counties continue to improve too
a one-day Health Sciences curriculum focusing on a
5-2-1-0 lifestyle to be taught within Health Sciences classroomsExpand reach within additional pediatric practicesTrafalgar Middle School Garden
Plans to incorporate future yield into the school’s cafeteria
Lee County School District
Plans to take the “Farm to School Program” to the next level
Over 90% (77
85) of schools will qualify
for “community eligibility provision” in the coming school year
Any questions for the co-champions?
Any additions from other Steering Committee members?