Been something that’s been in the works for a while. We’ve been looking at reducing the number of injury collisions at some of our most predominant collision sites. What we’ve been facing too is the fact our officers can’t always spend the appropriate amount of time at locations and put in the presence to change driver behaviour at certain sites.
Each has its own focus, as described below, but all of them, with HICCup encouragement, will also work to improve child nutrition, the overall food environment, local social conditions, and the local provision of preventive and chronic disease care.Clatsop County, Oregon (population 37,301), led by Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization and partners, will focus on chemical dependency, mental health, access to primary care medical homes, employment, obesity and food access, prenatal education and care, and so called time banking, which lets community members exchange services based on available time, skills and needs.Greater Muskegon, Michigan (population 79,275), led by Public Health Muskegon County, will address smoking, adult obesity, post secondary education, and social/emotional support, by leveraging strong partnerships with the Rotary Club and others already collaborating in Muskegon in 21 campaign to become the state healthiest county by 2021.Lake County, California (population 63,983), led by North Coast Opportunities and partners, will integrate preventive and clinical health services to address obesity and other chronic physical health issues, substance abuse, and mental and emotional health, while creating new measures to support long term sustainability and financing.Niagara Falls, New York (population 49,722), led by Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and partners, aims to improve the social determinants of health, such as transportation, housing and employment; shift culture through greater community engagement; and address teen pregnancy, childhood obesity and other chronic diseases by coordinating community services.The Journey Aheadand its partners will support the Wellville communities in much the same way that a startup accelerator supports a promising business idea and leadership team, said HICCup CEO Rick Brush. This case, the community is the startup and the community product is health.like a business startup, the community sets its course, develops its plans, negotiates with suppliers, measures its impact, and changes course as appropriate, Brush noted. The way, we connect Wellville communities with health and policy experts, solution providers, funders and investors all with an interest in testing and financing innovative health strategies..