• Public and private collaboration
  • Collective, concerned community partners
  • Help people in the region better understand their personal health status
  • Provide the means to help individuals achieve their healthiest potential
  • “A healthy community is good for business!”

Partners

Projects

  • Promote Healthy Washington County
    • Create HealthyWashingtonCounty.com website
    • Create public service announcements featuring community leaders
    • Advertise the website to log in personal numbers; award raffle prizes
    • Proclamation presented by Washington County Board of Commissioners
    • Organize community health events to highlight the effort; Team Cycle and Eggs & Issues
  • “What’s Your Number?” blood pressure campaign launched
    • Fifteen weeks of screenings by hospital nurses – 750 opportunities to educate
    • Installation of four, self-service blood pressure kiosks for community use – Three on hospital campus and one at downtown library – between 8,000-10,000 uses/quarter
    • Complementing the Million Hearts project of Meritus Health’s parish nursing program – Reaching 1,700 individuals in faith communities
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
    • Thirty-question survey; 1,472 people
    • Seven focus groups for more topical data
    • Top health priorities for county identified including obesity, mental health and diabetes
    • Action plan approved with dedicated health initiatives for Meritus Medical Center, Brook Lane Health Services and the Washington County Health Improvement Coalition
    • Currently publicizing and promoting electronically and in print throughout community