Measuring our impact is core to the vision of Live54218.
We are working in 2012 to do a comprehensive countywide assessment and to make that information available to YOU! We are doing this because it is important to know where we are now so that we can measure our success as a community along our journey to becoming the healthiest community in the nation.
This assessment will include data collection at the adult, youth and young child level on both behavioral indicators (e.g., How many servings of vegetables do you eat daily?) and health outcomes (e.g., What percentage of high school youth are overweight?). The assessment will also include tools that will measure the quality of our food environment (e.g., Where are our full-service grocery stores located?) and the availability of safe spaces for community members to be active (e.g., Does your school have sidewalks so that students can walk to school?).
There is some great information already available on the health of our community. Check out these reports and data sources below to learn more about the current state of Brown County, WI:
- 2011 Brown County LIFE Study
A Healthy LIFE is one of the 10 areas this study addresses, finding that Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity are an area of concern in Brown County
- 2011 Brown County Community Health Improvement Plan
Highlights adequate, appropriate and safe nutrition as a key priorty for our County
- 2012 Brown County 20/20:Envisioning the Future
- 2013 County Health Rankings
30% of adults in Brown County are obese; Our Physical Environment ranks 21 out of 72 counties in Wisconin due in part to 45% of our restaurants being classified as fast food.