The Lexington Healthy Communities Project
Help us with our ABC's -- Assessing and Building Community Together!
About the Project
The Lexington Healthy Communities Project will engage members of the Lexington community in a planning process which will identify ways to improve health and quality of life in Lexington. This grant funded Project is coordinated by a committee of stakeholders and will last eighteen months, ending in September 2013. Throughout the project we will be conducting activities with the goal of asking the community:
- What do you like about Lexington? What aspects of the community influence your health or quality of life in a positive way.
- What could be done to improve health and quality of life in Lexington?
At the conclusion of this planning process, our committee will apply for a second phase of funding from CHNA 15 to implement the priorities identified.
What is a Healthy Community?
A Healthy Community is a community that has a strong infrastructure conducive to health. Health includes a wide variety of factors including physical, mental, emotional and
There are many aspects of community that contribute to health, including culture, environment, economics, housing and food supply. A Healthy Community strives to be healthier in all aspects.
The Lexington Healthy Communities Survey
We invite all members of the Lexington community, including residents, those working in Lexington, and visitors to the community, to complete our brief online survey.
Click here to take the Lexington Healthy Communities Survey!
The Lexington Healthy Communities Focus Groups
We invite all members of the Lexington community to attend a Healthy Communities Focus Group. These focus groups are being held to learn what community resources contribute to your health and quality of life, as well as how to improve the health of the Lexington community. Participants are encouraged to consider "health" in its broadest definition, including physical, mental, cultural and spiritual aspects. Information collected will advise the development of a Strategic Plan to improve community health in Lexington. To RSVP please send an email to Megan Baldwin: email@example.com. Please indicate your name and the Focus Group you will be attending.
|January 14, 2013
||1605 Mass Ave
||3:00 - 4:00 PM
|February 25, 2013
||1475 Mass Ave
||10:00 - 11:00 AM
For More Information Contact:
Megan Baldwin, MS, RS
Project Coordinator, Lexington Healthy Communities Project
Office of Community Development, Health Division
This Healthy Communities Planning Grant is funded through the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 Determination of Needs funds from Lahey Clinic. For more information on CHNA 15 please visit: http://www.chna15.org/