2011 Community Needs Assessment

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PATHWAYS TO PROGRESS 2011
Taking Action for a Healthier Marin

2011 Community Needs Assessment and Plan

Table of Contents

Parable of The River

Executive Summary

Who, What & Why of Marin in This Report

How Are We Doing? How Does Marin County Compare?

Where People Live, Work, Learn and Play Influences Health

What Contributes to Health?

Place Matters
Health Starts in Our Homes, Schools and Communities
The Many Voices of Marin

Community Factors

Health Outcomes and Risk Factors

What Are Our Leading Causes of Death?
Health Varies by Income, Education and Geographic Areas in Marin

Healthy Marin Partnership Indicators

What Are We Seeing?
Trends in Overweight and Obesity
Trends in Tobacco Use – MARIN IS ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE STATE
Trends in Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking – MARIN IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE STATE
Disparities by Income and Education Levels

Differences in Geographic Areas How Does a Community Become Healthy?

What Can Communities Do To Become Healthy?

Focus On What Influences Policies
Local Economic Development Opportunities
Quality, Affordable, Stable Housing that is Close to Resources
Land Use Planning and Design that Incorporates Health
Health Research, Reform and Organizational Practices
Healthy Retail Policies
Physical Activity Opportunities That Are Accessible and Affordable to All
Equitable and Quality Education
Model School, Workplace and Neighborhood Food and Physical Activity Programs
Equitable Transportation Planning

Taking Action!

Leading the Course Upstream.

Acknowledgements

Appendix

Health in All Policies Form