Lexington, Massachusetts
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Health Divsion

 

Healthy Communities Survey Results and Next Steps

The Lexington Healthy Communities Project

Help us with our ABC's -- Assessing and Building Community Together!


About the Project

The Lexington Healthy Communities Project has engagee 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 is now applying 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 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.

Data Collection, Results and Next Steps

Data on health issues was collected through a community survey, focus groups, and a community art project. A report identified the following top priorities: transportation, community connectivity, Lexington Center, recreation & nutrition, and mental health. Project planning meetings during the summer of 2013 provided information for a proposal to qualify for a second round of funding. Phase II of the project would support improving resources that promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being and connecting community members with these resources.

For More Information Contact:

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


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/

 

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