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1 Building a Healthier Independence: Multi-department Collaborations to Combat Obesity and Tobacco Use Alicia Nelson, CHES Chronic Disease and Epidemiology Supervisor Independence Health Department Independence, Missouri

2 Please feel free to stop me or text me during the presentation with questions: Alicia Nelson, CHES Independence Health Department Independence, Missouri

3  Located in Kansas City Metropolitan Area  Fourth largest City in Missouri  Population: 117,240 residents  Claim to Fame— Hometown of President Harry S. Truman

4 Building a Healthier Independence (BHI): What is it? Text questions to

5 The Basics: BHI was originally funded by the Social Innovation for Missouri Grant and the Community Transformation Grant. BHI aims to decrease obesity and tobacco use among Independence, Missouri residents. Text questions to

6 The Evidence

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11 What strategies should we consider?

12  Increase availability of healthy affordable food and beverage choices in public service venues Text questions to Healthy Vending

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14  Fifty percent (50%) of all beverage selections offered must be caffeine-free and have no sugar added.  Eighty-five percent (85%) of all snack selections must meet the following standards:  No more than 250 calories  Total fat will not exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of the calories  Total sugar will not exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of the total weight  Sodium will not exceed 270 mg Healthy Vending Criteria Text questions to

15  Improve availability of mechanisms for purchasing foods from farms Text questions to Farmers’ Market Promotion

16  Enhance safety in areas where persons are/could be physically active and implement complete street policies: sidewalks, emergency phones, GIS trail markers, crosswalks Text questions to Improve Safety

17  Improve access to recreational facilities  New Cardio and Weight Equipment  Wellness Center  Discounted Membership Fees--$30 per year Text questions to Promotion of Local Community Center

18  Improve awareness of available opportunities for healthful food and physical activity  Get Healthy, Independence! smartphone app Text questions to Get Healthy Independence App

19  Offer quality programming to encourage and support community use of the built environment Text questions to rd Annual Independence Park Trot 5K

20 Text questions to The Mile Starts Here Walking Program TMSH Video Clip

21 Text questions to Community and School Garden Programs Community Gardens Clip

22 Healthy Corner Stores Improve access to healthy food in neighborhoods where healthy food is not readily accessible. Text questions to

23  Create 100% smoke- free/tobacco-free workplaces, parks, and multi-unit housing Text questions to Smoke-free Environments

24  Increase awareness and support for tobacco reduction Text questions to Youth Anti-tobacco Campaign

25 How do you determine if your intervention is working or needed?

26 Surveys!  Community Health Assessment  Community Recreation Facility Usage  Vending Habits  Multi-unit Housing Text questions to

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33 Collaboration The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other. —Thomas Stallkamp

34 Brainstorming: Name all possible agencies/departments for collaboration on a similar initiative. Text questions to

35  School District  Public Works  Newspaper  Community Development  Parks and Recreation  Other LHDs  Neighborhood Groups  Metropolitan Planning Organizations  Fire Department  Public Housing Authority  Universities  Hospitals  Technology Services  Chamber of Commerce  National Park Service  Economic Development Council  Local Sports Teams  PTOs/PTAs  Cycling Clubs  Police Departments  Farmers’ Markets  Urban Farmers  Utility Departments  Tourism Department Text questions to A Few Possible Answers :

36  Partnerships were formed with:  Other City Departments:  Water, Public Works, Tourism, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Technology Services  Outside Organizations/Community Members:  Local newspaper, University of Kansas, Community Garden Association, National Park Service, Missouri Mavericks, Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City HD, Jackson County HD, Community Development Councils, Chamber of Commerce Text questions to

37 How do you get these departments/agencies/groups to become partners? Text questions to

38 Collaboration encouraged with Quarterly meetings Workload collaboration Project deliverable development Match funds Text questions to

39  Acquired  Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City  Healthy Lifestyles Grant  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services  Tobacco prevention  Pending Sources  PICH CDC Grant  DHSS HEAL Grant  Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke—State/CDC Funding Sources

40 Thanks! Alicia Nelson Independence Health Department Independence, MO


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