Healthy Lifestyles Update
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Healthy Lifestyles Update

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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Healthy LifestylesUpdate

Robert

Palussek

&

Pastor

William

Glover

Co-Champions

Slide2

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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Healthy Lifestyles Scorecard

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Accomplishments

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

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Accomplishments

Community Gardens

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Accomplishments

Community Gardens

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Accomplishments

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

1

st

in State / 3

rd in NationMet with Secretary of Agriculture in Washington DC

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Accomplishments

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

WIC

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

Quarterly newsletters

Pediatric

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

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Accomplishments

Harry Chapin Food Bank

Distributed

19.6 million

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

AmeriCorps volunteers:

teaching importance of good

nutrition in preschools

“Food as Medicine”

Lee

County School

District“Farm to School” program

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Accomplishments

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)

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Accomplishments

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

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Accomplishments

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

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Accomplishments

TIGER award

$

10,475,000; $

600,000

currently unallocated for projectsFederal requirements include more than $10 million be spent and 20% matchImplementation

It

is a design and build

project. Design near completion.

Potential Issues: Right

of

way, environmental,

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.

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Opportunities for Improvement

Lee County School District

The district has been adjusting

menus to meet USDA

requirements

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

Rankings

Health Outcomes: 20

th

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

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Next Steps

5-2-1-0 Program

Create

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

of

85) of schools will qualify

for “community eligibility provision” in the coming school year

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Discussion

Any questions for the co-champions?

Any additions from other Steering Committee members?

Suggestions for improvements?