Community Health Initiatives
Social & Economic Opportunities
Support economic development through investing in workforce strategies that provide sustainable family wage jobs in our communities.
- Increase the number of living wage jobs.
- Increase the median household income.
- Decrease the proportion of low-income households that spend more than 30% on housing.
- Increase the number of supportive housing units (integrating behavioral health and primary care services).
- Increase the number of services (e.g. nutrition, employment/ training, physical activity, screening/ healthcare) provided in supportive housing units.
- Increase the percent of our collective food budget that is spent on foods grown, raised, and processed in our communities.
- Increase the proportion of the population that lives within close proximity to healthy food retail outlet.
- Increase the proportion of adults and youth that consume at least five fruits/veggies per day.
Encourage the implementation of programs to promote positive early childhood development and safe/nurturing environments.
- Increase the proportion of children who are ready for school in the following domains of healthy development: social-emotional development, approaches to learning, language, and cognitive development.
- Increase the availability of integrated primary care and behavioral health services, including School Based Health Centers.
- Increase the number of individuals who receive screenings/ referrals/ services: Developmental screenings; SBIRT screenings; Well-care visits; Dental care visits; Tobacco cessation advising; Effective contraceptive use.
Encourage organizations across multiple sectors to integrate health criteria into decision making, as appropriate.
- Increase the # of organizations across a range of sectors that formally adopt a “health in all policies” approach to decision making.
- Increase the number of policies that support tobacco- and smoke-free environments and address the main drivers of youth tobacco use.
- Increase the number of entities across a range of sectors contributing (e.g. staff, financial, other resources) to the CHIP.
- Increase the dollars to support common agenda goals.
- Establish a shared measurement system for the CHIP.
- Improve the performance of the local public health system in delivering the ten Essential Public Health Services.