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1 The Journey: Community Health Improvement in Yellowstone County Webinar Presentation Rural Health Initiative April 10, 2014 Heather R. Fink, MA, Community Health Improvement Coordinator On behalf of the Alliance: Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, St. Vincent Healthcare

2 Objectives Present a brief overview of The Alliance and its recent work Provide an overview of the current Yellowstone County Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan and explain how these inform the work of Healthy By Design Offer information on the existing Healthy By Design structure and efforts

3 The Alliance

4 Our Journey Community Health Needs Assessment Community Crisis Center Medication Assistance Program Unified Health Command Healthy By Design Health Communications Team Community Flu Shot Challenge Chronic Pain Task Force Legislative Advocacy Community Health Access Partnership Cover the Uninsured Week Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach & Enrollment Community Health Improvement Plans

5 CHIP CHNA Timeline 2000-Convened to address uninsured, underinsured, or underserved 2002-Alliance members met to develop a mission and shared vision 2003-04 -Primary Health Care Access “Cover the Uninsured” week activities 2005 -Public Health Assessment conducted-NPHPSP 2006-Community Health Assessment completed 2007-Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant -Healthy Places Initiative -Health Impact Assessment of Yellowstone County/City of BillingGrowth Policy -Birth of Healthy By Design Recognition program 2008-Community Health component adopted into Growth Policy 2009 -Awarded NACCHO ACHIEVE Healthy Community grant (promote PSE) -Community Action Plan focused on “Complete Streets” policy -Roll out of the Recognition program 2010-National Association of County City Health Officials Model Practice Award -Healthy Weight Collaborative and 5-2-1-0 development -CHNA completed, developed PITCH, revised to CHIP 2011-Complete Streets policy adopted -Worksite nutrition and Physical Activity being developed -Women and Children’s Health work began pending grant funds 2012-Healthy By Design structure and workgroups 2013-14-CHNA completed, CHIP update underway

6 How many of you use a local community health needs assessment in your work?

7 Community Health Needs Assessment Completed every 5 years, now every 3 Sponsored by the Alliance Randomized telephone survey of 404 Yellowstone County adults Secondary Data  Public health data & vital records statistics Focus Groups  Physicians & other Health Professionals  Legislators  Social Service Providers  Educators  Employers  South side neighborhood residents

8 POSITIVE TRENDSNEGATIVE TRENDS General HealthPhysical limitations to activitySelf-Evaluation-Overall Health Mental Health Self Evaluation-Mental Health Teen Suicide Attempts Disease Deaths from: Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Pneumonia/Influenza Incidence of Tuberculosis Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure Prevalence, Pertussis, Hepatitis C, Alzheimer’s Disease Preventive Care Cholesterol ScreeningBreast Cancer Screening Influenza Immunizations(65 & up) Health Risk Behaviors Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Unintentional Injury Deaths, Adult Obese Prevalence, Children’s Screen Time Current Smokers, Cirrhosis/Liver Disease Chronic Drinking, Drug Induced Deaths, Smokeless Tobacco Maternal & Infant Health Low Birth WeightsBirths to Unwed Mothers Infant Death Rate Access to Health ServicesRoutine Check-Up in Past Yr.Difficulty Finding Physician Trends: 2005-06 to 2013-14

9 2013-14 CHNA Results Yellowstone County residents were struggling with these modifiable health risks: 65.7% were overweight or obese Only 42.1% met physical activity recommendations Only 40.1% consumed the recommended five+ servings of fruits and vegetables daily 81.7% presented one or more cardiovascular disease risk factors

10 Current Community Health Improvement Plan IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE Goal: Increase percentage of people who have a specific source of ongoing healthcare IMPROVE HEALTHY WEIGHT STATUS Goal: Increase the percentage of people in Yellowstone County who have a healthy weight IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH Goal: Increase percentage of people reporting their mental health status as being good, very good or excellent

11 The Alliance Health Equity Healthy Weight Recognition Program Worksite Wellness Built Environment Healthy by Design Community Health Improvement

12 Healthy By Design Coalition Better Billings Foundation Big Sky EDA Big Sky State Games Billings Clinic Billings Family YMCA Cancer Control Coalition Chamber of Commerce/CVB City-County Planning Dept. community health advocates League of Women Voters MET Transit McCall Development MSU Billings MSU Extension Service Northern Plains Resource Council Nutrition for the Future Parks and Rec Peaks to Plains Design RiverStone Health Safe Routes to School Salvation Army St. Vincent Healthcare School Health Advisory Council United Way

13 Healthy By Design’s Current Initiatives Health Equity Built Environment Worksite Wellness Healthy Weight Collaborative Healthy By Design Recognition Program Focused on Policy, Systems and Environmental Change!

14 Recognition Program Workgroup Create Educate Encourage Recognize …a new standard of excellence that will shape our community’s future!

15 Recognition Program Workgroup Five Standards Safety Nutrition Physical Activity Environmental Stewardship Prevention & Overall Wellness

16 1969: 48% of all children walked or biked to school 2009: 13% of kids walked or biked to school Dan Burden photo Built Environment Workgroup Consequences of our built environment decisions

17 Built Environment Workgroup Compare these streets… Designed for cars onlyDesigned for all users

18 Built Environment Workgroup We once had Complete Streets Photo courtesy of Western Heritage Center Downtown Billings intersection in 1915

19 Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.* * Source: National Complete Streets Coalition Zimmerman Trail near Poly Drive “Complete Streets” passed unanimously by City Council. Adopted by Billings August 22, 2011

20 Healthy Weight Workgroup After just 20 minutes of physical activity, brain activity improves, yet only 25% of high school students are active for the recommended 60 minutes each day Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory, but only 38% of all teens say they eat breakfast every day of the week thy-Students-are-Better-Students-Wellness-Impact- Infographic.aspx

21 Healthy Weight Workgroup Healthy Weight Collaborative Project

22 Worksite Wellness Workgroup Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Definition Workplace health programs are a coordinated and comprehensive set of health promotion and protection strategies implemented at the worksite that includes programs, policies, benefits, environmental supports, and links to the surrounding community designed to encourage the health and safety of all employees.

23 Worksite Wellness


25 Benefit to Employers Lower health care and disability costs Enhanced employee productivity Reduced employee absenteeism Decreased rates of illness and injuries Enhanced corporate image Improved employee morale Improved employee recruitment and retention Increased organizational commitment Creation of a culture of health

26 Benefit to Employees Increased well-being, self-image, and self-esteem Improved coping skills with stress or other factors affecting health Improved health status Lower costs for acute health issues Lower out of pocket costs for health care services (e.g., reduced premiums; deductibles; co-payments) Increased access to health promotion resources and social support Safer and more supportive work environment Improved job satisfaction

27 Wellness Program ROI Presence ≠ Effectiveness A well designed, customized program that is integrated, comprehensive, diversified, and championed by senior leadership and management can average an ROI of over 3 to 1 on health care costs and well over 2 to 1 on absence and lost productivity after about 3 years.

28 Health Equity Workgroup Research shows that economic, social, and environmental factors -- like income, gender, race, and housing -- influence health. Health equity refers to a standard to improve the health of those who have experienced economic, social, or environmental disadvantages. A community that is healthy by design actively works to achieve the highest level of health possible for all groups, especially those most at risk for facing barriers to healthy lives. Better health equity enables more people to participate in the economy, decreases public costs, and supports social unity.

29 Begins June 12 th. Thursdays 5-7pm Moving to South Park in 2014! Health Equity Workgroup Gardeners’ Market

30 Report on 2013…  Average of 50 customers each week  Average of 5 sellers weekly  $1,117 of produce sold  Flowers, seeds and plants donated  Master Gardeners Table  Southside Neighborhood Task Force Table Gardeners’ Market

31 Gender-based ConstraintsGender-based Opportunities Increasing Physical Activity for Women in Yellowstone County via a Gender Based Approach Gender Analysis Results

32 Health Equity Workgroup Health Equity Workgroup Increasing Physical Activity for Women Currently using Active Living Every Day classes to address identified constraints and provide education

33 Also offering a targeted message social media awareness campaign… Health Equity Workgroup


35 Healthy By Design

36 The Journey Continues… Healthy By Design’s mission is to collaborative with partners across sectors of the community to promote and improve health. Creating a community that is Healthy by Design. Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

37 THANK YOU Heather Fink Community Health Improvement Coordinator On behalf of the Alliance: Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, St. Vincent Healthcare 406-247-3272 Like Healthy By Design on Facebook

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