Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts

Health Divsion

 

Healthy Communities Survey Results and Next Steps

The Lexington Healthy Communities Project


About the Project

The Lexington Healthy Communities Project has engaged members of the Lexington community in a planning process to identify ways to improve health and quality of life in Lexington. This grant funded Project was coordinated by a committee of stakeholders and lasted eighteen months, ending in September 2013. Throughout the project the community was asked the following questions:

  1. What do you like about Lexington? What aspects of the community influence your health or quality of life in a positive way.
  2. What could be done to improve health and quality of life in Lexington?

The Town has been awarded a second phase of funding from CHNA 15 to implement projects related to the priorities identified during the planning process. These funds will support two programs: Mental Health First Aid for Lexington, and a Healthy Transportation Promotion Initiative.

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 spiritual well-being.

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.

For More Information Contact:

Megan Baldwin, MS, RS
Project Coordinator, Lexington Healthy Communities Project
Office of Community Development, Health Division
mbaldwin@lexingtonma.gov


This project is funded through the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/ CHNA 15 DoN funds  from Lahey Clinic, Winchester Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital.

For more information on CHNA 15 please visit: http://www.chna15.org/

 

Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts