The community setting is the place where people live and interact. Creating a community that has easy access to healthy food choices, opportunities for physical activity, and chronic disease self management programs supports people in making healthy choices in the places where they live. This may ultimately lead to the prevention and reduction of chronic disease in our community.
Goals and Objectives
- Goal 1: Every community has access to tobacco-free and smokefree environments, access to tobacco cessation resources and minimal exposure to tobacco products and advertising
- Objective 1:
- By June 30, 2010, Chemeketa Community College will adopt a campus-wide, smokefree policy.
- By June 30, 2012, Willamette University and George Fox University campuses in Marion County will adopt a campus-wide, smokefree policy.
- Objective 2: By June 30, 2011, at least 2 multi-unit housing complexes located in Marion County will adopt a smokefree policy
- Objective 3: By December 30, 2011, legislation will be drafted and introduced for the licensing of the sales of tobacco products in Oregon.
- Goal 2: Every community has optimal availability of and access to evidence-based self-management programs
- Objective 1: By January 30, 2011, a committee will be developed to coordinate and promote Stanford's Living Well / Tomando Control program in Marion County
- Objective 2: By January 30, 2012, the number of Stanford's Living Well/Tomando Control series offered in Marion County will increase by at least three.
- Goal 3: Every community has access to healthy food choices and physical activity opportunities, and minimizes access to unhealthy options (e.g. low-nutrient, high calorie foods and beverages)
- Objective 1: By June 30, 2012 at least 3 child/family community venues, held in Marion County, will have a policy in place that states that they will offer at least 2 healthy food options at their concession stands
- Objective 2:
- By June 30, 2011 at least 2 new community gardens will be established in low-income neighborhoods in Marion County.
- By June 30, 2012, at least 4 new community gardens will be established in low-income neighborhoods in Marion County.
National Association of County & City Officials (NACCHO) chronic disease prevention toolkit – information, tools, and resources for the prevention of chronic diseases
State of Oregon website for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Healthy Place, Healthy People: A Framework for Oregon
Neighborhood Environments: Disparities in Access to Healthy Foods in the U.S.
Land Use Planning Resources
Center For The Built Environment
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Partnership for Prevention Action Guide that provides information on the resources and key steps to establish community-based walking group program
Partnership for Prevention Action Guide: provides information on the resources & key steps that will help facilitate the development of a community trail and promote its use among youth and adults