As part of the Healthy Living Collaborative’s commitment to using data to assess our impact, Providence CORE recently conducted a formal review of processes and activities related to our four-year 1422 grant. Click here to read the full report, or find highlights below.
In 2014, HLC was awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement environmental, health care system, and community-clinical linkage strategies to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In collaboration with key partners around the region, the efforts of this 1422 grant were implemented in four counties in Washington State: Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.
This was our largest grant to date and it allowed us to practice what we preach by bringing our community together to support policy and systems change. Plus, it helped support the fantastic work of our partners. According to the assessment, the 1422 team connected with more than 160 organizations over the course of the grant period. Our activities focused on two core components: Environmental/Lifestyle Change Strategies and Health System/Community-Clinical Linkage Strategies.
Environmental and Lifestyle Change Strategies:
— Served 155 families in 4 months through the “Farm Fresh” food truck products at worksites in partnership with Clark County Food Bank.
— The City of Longview opened a section of the Pacific Way Dike Trail, providing an additional 3.5 miles of connected trail for walking, recreating, and commuting.
— Cowlitz County Health and Human Services supported walking challenge with almost 100 participants.
— Seven low-income participants enrolled in the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Health Systems & Community-Clinical Linkages Strategies:
— Held blood pressure measurement training attended by 25 CHWs who were then equipped for outreach and education.
— Launched project at three Free Clinics to address quality improvement for uninsured diabetic population.
— Conducted 211Info web survey of which all counties participated.
— Community Connections’ data integration process led to Vancouver Housing Authority and Vancouver Public Schools establishing data sharing agreements.