Presentation on theme: "Healthy Community Challenge Western Maryland Health System 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Healthy Community Challenge Western Maryland Health System 2012
The Facts $.75 of every healthcare dollar is spent on chronic disease. Chronic diseases are a leading cause of death.
Percent of Chronic Diseases That Are Caused by Poor Lifestyle Sources: Stampfer, 2000; Platz, 2000; Hu, %70% 82% 91%
Death Rates Vital Statistics
Food Choices and Access County Health Ranking 2011 (U of Wisconsin) and Health Indicator Warehouse
Physical Activity County Health Ranking 2011 (U of Wisconsin)
Health Factors County Health Ranking, 2008 CDC Trends, & Community Health Status Indicators
You can make a difference. Join the WMHS Healthy Community Challenge Increase healthy eating and physical activity in your community
January 2012 Registration Pre Health Checks for all participants Weight Blood pressure 2 questions about nutrition and activity Whats Involved?
January through June 2012 Communities will earn points by: Participating in scheduled programs that support healthy eating and physical activity Implement programs with partners that support healthy eating and physical activity Establish policies to support healthy eating and physical activity Whats Involved?
June 2012 Challenge Finale Post Health Checks for all participants Weight Blood pressure 2 questions about nutrition and activity Community tabulation of points earned for participation and policies. Whats Involved?
Healthiest Community Greatest percentage of weight loss and the highest number of points earned through programs, policies and participation Reward: $2000 and plaque or trophy Whats Involved?
Thank you! For more information: Nancy Forlifer WMHS Community Health & Wellness