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:
- 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?
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
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/