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Health Priorities

At the conclusion of last year's summit, representatives from education, healthcare, business development, civil engineering, transportation, land use and health policy sectors discussed the current state of health among communities in Idaho and how to develop a healthier infrastructure for families. Attendees identified "Eight Big Ideas" and felt these top priorities were critical to creating sustainable healthy communities:

  1. Healthy, Active Kids
  2. Active, and Public Transportation
  3. Access to Care
  4. Access to Healthy Foods
  5. Leadership
  6. Placemaking
  7. Equity
  8. Data

In addition, each individual identified how they could promote change individually, as an organization and as part of a system or community.
Following the summit, in order to galvanize ideas and efforts, the steering committee narrowed down the "Eight Big Ideas" to four "Health Priorities".

  1. Healthy, Active Kids
  2. Active, and Public Transportation
  3. Access to Care
  4. Access to Healthy Foods

The remaining four will be addressed as strategies and/or supporting tactics of the health priorities to achieve lasting community level change.
Creating Healthy Communities Summit: Four Health Priorities (pdf)

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