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Health & Safety

CAUSES:

Health, Safety & Animals

Strengthen communities to be healthy, resilient and safe places for all residents and businesses

Good health requires social respect, self-respect, fresh air, good nutrition, safe environments and a feeling of usefulness. Healthy, safe, and resilient communities take proactive steps to prevent disease, injury, and premature death by fortifying protective factors and reducing risk factors that undermine healthy outcomes.

Our health and safety depend on a variety of resources. The essentials are safe and affordable water, food, and shelter. Other factors that help create sustainable health include protection from infection, safe work environments, and economic stability. To achieve this, people need to have the ability to control their own destiny, including the ability to adequately care for themselves. This requires education and understanding, as well as access to proper healthcare, the infrastructure and opportunity to be active, availability of nutritious food, and a clean and safe environment.

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Impact Areas

ACTIVE LIVING

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Physically Active Adults

  2. Physically Active Kids

COMMUNITY HEALTH

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Health Outcomes (regarding length and quality of life indicators)

  2. Health Behaviors (e.g. smoking, physical activity, food environment, excessive drinking, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.)

  3. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Schools

  4. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Complaints to Enforcement Agency

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & RESPONSE

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Superior Fire Protection

  2. Fire and Police Accreditation

  3. Community Emergency Management

FOOD ACCESS AND NUTRITION

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Food Security & Assistance

  2. Access to Healthful Food

  3. School Nutrition

HEALTH SYSTEMS

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Clinical Care

  2. Quality of Local Hospital Systems

  3. High Performing Health Departments

HAZARD MITIGATION

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Location Specific Hazards

  2. Full Community Hazards

SAFE COMMUNITIES

WHAT WE MEASURE

  1. Crime Rates

  2. School Violence

HEALTH, SAFETY UPDATES