Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition
In 2015, the Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition and its members conducted a comprehensive Community Health Assessment project.
The project had two goals:
- Identify the health needs of our community
- Develop a Health Improvement plan based on the results of the Assessment
The assessment provided a snap shot of the challenges that Monroe County residents face regarding their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a result of the Community Health Assessment, a Community Health Improvement Plan was developed.
The Assessment identified four areas of improvement for Monroe County residents' health and well-being:
- Decrease adult and youth obesity
- Increase mental health services among adult and youth
- Decrease substance abuse among adults and youth
- Increase safe driving among adults and youth
The Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition meets quarterly to report on progress made toward goals of the Community Health Improvement Plan. To review the progress report, see the link below.
The Coalition will meet in 2018 on March 19, June 4, October 1, and December 3 at 10:00 AM at the Monroe County Health Department (2353 South Custer Road, Monroe). For information regarding upcoming meetings and the Health Improvement Plan please contact Jamie Dean at Jamie_dean@monroemi.org or 734-240-7810.
Community Health Assessment Plan (CHAP)
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Healthy School Recognition Program
This school year, all Monroe County schools will have the opportunity to be recognized and earn certification for their efforts that encourage healthy practices which improve the well being of the students, staff and the overall school wellness environment.
The goal of the Healthy School Program is to increase health knowledge, attitudes and skills, increase positive health behaviors and outcomes and improve education and social outcomes. The four key focus areas include physical activity, nutrition, mental health and substance abuse. The program was developed specifically for Monroe County schools by capitalizing on the resources and assistance that community partners are able provide. Schools were required to form a Coordinated School Health Team that met at least two times during the year to discuss wellness programs and policies and implement health improvement activities for students and staff.
This program is being coordinated by the Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition.
2019 Healthy School Pledge
To print and submit your application via fax or email, please use this link:
2018-2019 Monroe County Healthy Schools Application (Word Document)
2018-2019 Monroe County Healthy Schools Application (PDF)
To complete the application form on-line please use this link:
2018-2019 Monroe County Healthy Schools Application (Google Forms)
In 2018, Monroe County Building Healthy Community Coalition was proud to designate 29 Monroe County Schools as official Monroe County Healthy Schools. Congratulations to the following schools for taking charge of the health of their students and increasing positive health outcomes and behaviors!
Golden Apple Schools— Custer Elementary 1 and 2, Bedford Junior High, Douglas Road Elementary, Dundee Elementary & Middle School, Ida Elementary, Middle & High School, Manor Elementary, Mason Central Elementary, Meadow Montessori, Monroe County Youth Center, North Elementary, Orchard Center High School, Ritter Elementary, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Academy, St. Joseph Catholic School (Erie), St. Patrick Catholic School, St. John the Baptist Elementary, St. Mary Middle School Campus, St. Michael the Archangel Early Elementary, Sodt Elementary, Sterling Elementary, Summerfield Elementary, Junior & Senior High, Triumph Academy and Waterloo Elementary
Bronze Apple School—Raisinville Elementary
Special Recognition is also given to both Ida and Summerfield School Districts for having all buildings in their district receive award designation.
All schools were presented with a banner and an award certificate at the Earth Day Expo on April 14th at Monroe County Community College.
For a list of healthy resources available to schools in Monroe County, see the Monroe County Healthy School Resource Guide.
Integrating Health into Planning Resources
The Monroe County Planning Department, Monroe County Health Department, local planning commissioners and municipal staff and community members partnered to prepare documents to assist local Planning Commissioners incorporate health into planning. The tools attached below will aid planners in making decisions that will preserve the quality of life and foster positive health outcomes for Monroe County residents for years to come.
Positive Health Outcomes in Monroe County Reference Guide
Integrating Health into Local Planning in Monroe County Presentation
Be Active in Monroe County Map
Monroe County is home to a wealth of locations for you to run, walk, bike, hike or play. The Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition encourages you to use this map as a resource to help you increase your physical activity level. Even as little as 30 minutes a day of physical activity can reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease or stroke, help maintain weight and boost your mood. Take charge of your health and get active today!
Be Active in Monroe County Map
For more information regarding the efforts of the Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition or to receive notice of upcoming meetings, please contact Jamie Dean at 734-240-7810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.