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1 Midtown PACE-EH Project Steering Committee Meeting Thursday, June.23 rd, 2011

2 What is PACE-EH? Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health “PACE-EH”Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health “PACE-EH” Essentially a community driven project that helps find solutions for citizen identified community health concernsEssentially a community driven project that helps find solutions for citizen identified community health concerns Residents voice concerns and prioritize issuesResidents voice concerns and prioritize issues Health department helps facilitates community meetings and speakers, and in connecting community with grants and partneringHealth department helps facilitates community meetings and speakers, and in connecting community with grants and partnering

3 Some Background What is Environmental Health?What is Environmental Health? “In its broadest sense, environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, disease, and injury that are determined or influenced by factors in the environment. This includes not only the study of the direct pathological effects of various chemical, physical, and biological agents, but also the effects on health of the broad physical and social environment, which includes housing, urban development, land-use and transportation, industry, and agriculture.” -CDC Healthy People 2010

4 PACE-EH Covers both traditional and non-traditional aspects of public health (housing, transportation, urban development, social environment)Covers both traditional and non-traditional aspects of public health (housing, transportation, urban development, social environment) Is not just a simple health assessment but a vehicle for lasting changeIs not just a simple health assessment but a vehicle for lasting change “Connects the dots” between govt., civic groups, and the people in the community“Connects the dots” between govt., civic groups, and the people in the community

5 13 Tasks of PACE-EH 1.Determine capacity 2.Characterize the community 3.Assemble team 4.Define goals 5.Generate issues 6.Analyze issues 7.Develop indicators 8.Select standards 9.Create issue profiles 10.Rank issues 11.Set priorities for action 12.Develop action plan 13.Evaluate progress

6 At this point… We are at Task 3- Assemble community environmental health assessment teamWe are at Task 3- Assemble community environmental health assessment team That’s you!That’s you!

7 Midtown Community Early Learning Coalition Community Redevelopment Agency Daytona Housing Authority Chile’s Academy Faith Based Organizations NAACPCitizens Halifax Healthy Communities Leisure Services Keech Street Clinic Daytona Beach TPO Police Department VCHD Bethune- Cookman Local Business Owners One Voice For Volusia Headstart

8 So why PACE-EH? Often public health practitioners are in the capacity to prescribe solutions to health concerns that affect the general publicOften public health practitioners are in the capacity to prescribe solutions to health concerns that affect the general public But what we identify as health concerns may NOT be what the community identifies as a concernBut what we identify as health concerns may NOT be what the community identifies as a concern Thus, PACE-EH serves as a way of giving the community a soundboard for identifying what they feel are the environmental health issues that are pertinent to their particular areaThus, PACE-EH serves as a way of giving the community a soundboard for identifying what they feel are the environmental health issues that are pertinent to their particular area

9 So how exactly does PACE-EH work? PACE-EH can only work with the full participation of the communityPACE-EH can only work with the full participation of the community The entire process is based on input from citizensThe entire process is based on input from citizens Without community input, project will not be successfulWithout community input, project will not be successful So determining community concerns through our survey will be key…So determining community concerns through our survey will be key…

10 Potential issues often cited as a concern… No streetlightsNo streetlights Abandoned/dilapidated housingAbandoned/dilapidated housing Not enough/No sidewalksNot enough/No sidewalks Speeding carsSpeeding cars Water qualityWater quality Stray animalsStray animals CrimeCrime Drugs/Drug violenceDrugs/Drug violence LitteringLittering Heavy trafficHeavy traffic NoiseNoise Air quality issuesAir quality issues Hazardous wasteHazardous waste Sewage/septic issues Lack of community Neighborhood isolation Flooding Lack of fire hydrants Inadequate public transportation/bus shelters Lack of parks/public spaces Inadequate public facilities No opportunities for physical activity Lack of job opportunities Lack of affordable housing

11 What’s wrong here?

12 School zone with no sign One streetlight for entire street No sidewalks No dividing line’s in street No traffic control for street in a school zone No curb separating street from pedestrians No drainage ditch

13 Prior Research Prior Research Recent research carried out by the city in their Daytona Beach Vision Plan utilized community workshops and meetings to gather resident sentiments regarding the issues affecting Daytona Beach’s Derbyshire area, the most proximate community to Midtown included in the visioning process. These were some of the most common issues:Recent research carried out by the city in their Daytona Beach Vision Plan utilized community workshops and meetings to gather resident sentiments regarding the issues affecting Daytona Beach’s Derbyshire area, the most proximate community to Midtown included in the visioning process. These were some of the most common issues:Daytona Beach Vision Plan Daytona Beach Vision Plan “Provide more opportunities for the youth”- (Mentoring, after school activities, especially jobs)“Provide more opportunities for the youth”- (Mentoring, after school activities, especially jobs) “Better jobs, higher wages, more ‘white collar’ opportunities, retain the students”“Better jobs, higher wages, more ‘white collar’ opportunities, retain the students” “Homelessness”“Homelessness” “Drugs/Crime”“Drugs/Crime” “Animal control”“Animal control” “Beautification”“Beautification” “Lack of owner-occupied homes”“Lack of owner-occupied homes” “Flooding/Stormwater management”“Flooding/Stormwater management” “Loud cars/noise in neighborhood”“Loud cars/noise in neighborhood” “More affordable housing/better housing”“More affordable housing/better housing” “Better community/more engaged citizens”“Better community/more engaged citizens” And much more…And much more… Please note this survey was conducted in mid-2007, so many factors may be different

14 Prior Research cont… Additional research was carried out by the Community Cultural Foundation (CCF) in concert with the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). We will specifically mention the results of the CCF’s 2010 Midtown Redevelopment District survey, which collected 261 responses. The main concerns of residents were:Additional research was carried out by the Community Cultural Foundation (CCF) in concert with the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). We will specifically mention the results of the CCF’s 2010 Midtown Redevelopment District survey, which collected 261 responses. The main concerns of residents were:CCF’s 2010 Midtown Redevelopment District CCF’s 2010 Midtown Redevelopment District Drugs/CrimeDrugs/Crime Poor infrastructurePoor infrastructure Lack of a Master PlanLack of a Master Plan Lack of involvement from government/cityLack of involvement from government/city Blighted propertiesBlighted properties Lack of opportunities for residentsLack of opportunities for residents Need for more tourism/visitors coming into the areaNeed for more tourism/visitors coming into the area More investmentMore investment Following slides will provide excerpts from the CCF Survey…Following slides will provide excerpts from the CCF Survey…

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20 Defining the Community An important part of today’s meeting will be to define what encompasses the Midtown communityAn important part of today’s meeting will be to define what encompasses the Midtown community In terms of:In terms of: BoundariesBoundaries And Community ResourcesAnd Community Resources

21 Boundaries Boundaries

22 Community Resources What are some of the available community resources we can use for forums, meetings, survey distribution, etc…What are some of the available community resources we can use for forums, meetings, survey distribution, etc… How should we go about utilizing these resources?How should we go about utilizing these resources? Where are the focal points we should concentrate our focus on?Where are the focal points we should concentrate our focus on?

23 Responsibilities and expectations of Steering Committee Members Lend us your knowledge and wisdomLend us your knowledge and wisdom VisionVision Drafting and implementation of surveyDrafting and implementation of survey Agenda formation and community meeting facilitationAgenda formation and community meeting facilitation Drafting of final action planDrafting of final action plan Evaluation of project implementation and final reviewEvaluation of project implementation and final review Be open and honest about projects ongoing successes and failuresBe open and honest about projects ongoing successes and failures Commitment to actionCommitment to action Engagement of the communityEngagement of the community Have fun!Have fun!

24 In the end what are we trying to achieve & how? Solutions & results for community identified environmental health concernsSolutions & results for community identified environmental health concerns By drawing on the current strengths and resources of the community and building upon these, or simply “reconnecting” the resources that already existBy drawing on the current strengths and resources of the community and building upon these, or simply “reconnecting” the resources that already exist Allowing for businesses and residents to profit from the resultsAllowing for businesses and residents to profit from the results And through our monthly community meetings we can rank the issues and find the resources to solve them.And through our monthly community meetings we can rank the issues and find the resources to solve them. Hopefully identifying other issues that have yet to surfaceHopefully identifying other issues that have yet to surface Empowerment of the communityEmpowerment of the community And finally, sustainability of the efforts undertaken with community ownership of the processAnd finally, sustainability of the efforts undertaken with community ownership of the process

25 Juneteenth Pilot Survey Saturday, June.18 th,2011 At Cypress Park ( 10 Survey Target )

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28 Questions/Feedback

29 Useful Links Presentation by Julianne Price on Wabasso PACE Project:Presentation by Julianne Price on Wabasso PACE Project: FDOH PACE-EH Website dedicated to all projects to date:FDOH PACE-EH Website dedicated to all projects to date: CDC Overview of PACE process with links to guides and various other resources :CDC Overview of PACE process with links to guides and various other resources :


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