This morning, we released the first Healthy! Capital Counties press release -- download the release here by visiting our Media page. This release highlights the new collaboration and partnerships we've established with the Healthy! Capital Counties project.
Preparations are underway for the next Community Advisory Committee meeting, which will be held this Thursday, May 3 at the Foster Community Center in Lansing!
Visit www.countyhealthrankings.org to see where our counties stack up!
Thanks to some great discussion at the February 2 Advisory Committee meeting, the indicators for the Healthy! Capital Counties project have been finalized!
Please check out the final set here. Or click on the image below!
I was pleased to present the Healthy! Capital Counties story (so far) along with a few other Community Health Assessment colleages at the 2011 Open Forum hosted by the National Network of Public Health Institute on December 12th. This effort, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is bringing together public health practitioners as part of the "Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement". See the presentation here. The Healthy! Capital Counties portion is the second of three communities highlighted.
I really enjoying discussing the unique aspects of three health departments and four hospital systems partnering together with folks from around the country. Our project was cited as a project responsive the the fact that our community is broader than our jurisdictional boundaries.
We will re-convene on February 2, 2012 at the DeWitt Township Community Center from 3pm to 4:30 pm.
The 'resources' tab has been removed -- much of the content will now be available on the "project documents" tab.
The materials for the advisory committee have been added to the Advisory Committee Page under the "Resources" tab.
view this intriguing post on the Capital Area District Library blog about the practice of excluding non-whites from owning or renting properties in certain areas. Do we see echos of these lines today? How do they still affect the health of the residents of Lansing and the surrounding areas?
This video highlights the connections between health care providers and the community health system, and that to get to the bottom of why some of us are so unhealthy, we need to "keep asking why?".