Riverwest Health Initiative
Project Overview (PDF)
1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: May 1, 2005
Project End Date: June 30, 2008
Award Amount: $450,000
Project Goal Statement: The Riverwest Health Initiative is a grassroots coalition working to create a healthier community by addressing a range of factors that affect the overall well-being of residents' lives. The project aims to prepare and analyze community health profiles by conducting a community health assessment, identifying and prioritizing community strengths and needs, developing a strategic health plan to address community needs, and identifying health improvement efforts for the top health priorities. A community health liaison will facilitate community engagement and provide referrals. The project will increase community coalition participation; increase parent education of healthy lifestyles and resources; ensure immunizations at Franklin Pierce and Fratney schools and participating Children's Outing Association (COA) Centers; decrease rates of reported juvenile crime and substance abuse; increase the number of community youth linked to a medical home; and, increase the number of children birth to three years attending COA's Centers that receive developmental screenings.