March 2013

This post was written by Lynnsey Childress In: , Posted March 27, 2013

Pathways to Health Partners have been collaborating this month to move community health improvement efforts forward.

Progress toward the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP):

  • The CHIP is being drafted as we speak. The document will be made available to all in July.
  • The last of the 4 MAPP assessments will be completed April 30th. Public health leaders will be identifying Forces of Change that will impact the priority areas of our CHIP over the next 3 years.
  • The CHIP information gathering survey will remain open. Please feel free to contribute your program’s information at any time. The more informed we are, the better connections we make, and the greater the impact we can have:

Our Alliance Groups have been making connections to make a difference:

  • Healthy Places– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    has announced that Tulsa is among 43 communities in 27 states that will
    receive technical assistance to pursue sustainable growth that encourages local
    economic development while safeguarding health and the environment. See the Healthy Places Alliance Group page for the full press release.
  • Healthy Kids– We heard from OU Community Health at this month’s meeting. They are a wonderful service that bridges the Access to Health Care and Healthy Kids groups! Check out the meeting minutes for more information.
  • Healthy Aging- Degrees of Geriatrics will be facilitating their annual Development and Sustainability Meeting on April 8th. Anyone working in the field of Healthy Aging and/or Caregiving is encouraged to attend.
  • Healthy Choices- Indian Health Care Resource Center and OK Farm & Food Association are collaborating on an application for a federal Farm to School grant, to facilitate an improved brokerage system between local food producers and school nutrition offices, with the goal of bringing more high-quality locally-produced food to school cafeterias. More information can be found on the alliance group webpage.
  • Healthy Worksites– The Tulsa Area Wellness Forum now has a “home” on the
    THD Internet site. For all updates and to join the TAWF LinkedIn group go
    to the Healthy Worksites page.
  • Access to Health Care– group leaders continue to gather information and establish a means of consistent communication with agencies and organizations working in this sector. Please email us if you are interested in receiving communication from the Access to Health Care Co-Chairs.

Check the Alliance Group pages to find additional information as well as relevant meeting information.

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