Presentation on theme: "Vision: Eau Claire will be a healthy, vibrant & productive community of exceptional beauty. Mission: Provide for the common good & deliver services essential."— Presentation transcript:
Vision: Eau Claire will be a healthy, vibrant & productive community of exceptional beauty. Mission: Provide for the common good & deliver services essential for a healthy, safe, sustainable, & engaged community. Purpose: a community effort to create a Health Chapter in the Citys Comprehensive Plan to help improve human health relative to our built environment Yet some challenges: 55% EC County either overweight or obese. 29% of children either overweight or at risk. 59 th of 72 WI counties in 13 County Health Rankings for quality built environment. Poor access to healthy foods (many fast food restaurants, 3 USDA food deserts) City not walkable (Walk Score® rated EC as car-dependent) Heavy binge drinking & related property crimes
Complete street ~ Woonerf design Roadway on a diet & site connectivity
Community partners key Public, ACHIEVE, YMCA, Board of Health, hospitals, Chapter Advisory Board, City departments, others) Use public health plans & data State 2020 Health Plan, CHIPP, CHNA, ACHIEVEs CDC 2-year assessment, County Health Rankings, etc.) Plan for opposition Speak in public health terms like city-level/population systems; not a personal health mandate, but providing more choice and easier to make the healthy choice) Push back on BMI mapping, home builders & landlord community (costs, licensing & smoke-free apartments) Chapter works as Health Impact Assessment guide for developers to design a healthier EC What do we have now? Forged a new shared vision in the community by working together Political & stakeholder buy-in New 5-year plan to move us forward in being a more healthy place!