2011 Community Needs Assessment

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PATHWAYS TO
PROGRESS 2011
Taking Action for a
Healthier Marin

2011 Community
Needs Assessment and Plan

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Health in All Policies Form

Healthy Marin Partnership
Working Together for a Healthier Community
99 Monticello Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

2011 Community Needs Assessment and Plan

WHERE PEOPLE LIVE, WORK, LEARN AND PLAY INFLUENCES HEALTH

Healthy Marin Partnership is utilizing the 2011 Community Needs Assessment as an opportunity to more closely examine community conditions that foster ill-health, telling a story about the effects that location, education, income, age, gender, race and spiritual practices have on individual health. As a collective, we value the concept that everyone in Marin should have the opportunity to live a long, healthy life regardless of income, education, address or ethnic background. Focusing attention “upstream” on policies and practices links social equity, community conditions and access to resources as key determinants of health.

Accordingly, our overarching focus for the 2011 needs assessment is on community factors, and on the influence public policy and organizational practices have on the health and well-being of Marin residents, with a particular emphasis on and communities at risk.

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Complimentary Hard Copies are available. Please fill in the contact us form and select the Community Needs Assessment 2011, 2008 or 2005 in the Reason to contact us box.

HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES

Health in All Policies (HIAP) is a collaborative approach toward improving community health by considering a broad range of policies related to environments where people live, learn, work, and play.

Public policies can dramatically shape the social, economic, and physical environment of the community. The environments in which people live have a direct impact on the population’s health. For example, accessibility to healthy food, employment, resources for childcare and education, and safe walkways can play a significant role in the health of the community. More...