Health Priorities

HEALTHY WEIGHT

Goal

The community of Baldwin and Mobile Counties have the lowest rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease in the state of Alabama.

Strategy

Establish and enhance programs that prevent and manage obesity.

Alignment Opportunities

Local, state and national resources will be referenced and utilized during implementation to ensure alignment with existing community health improvement efforts.

Opportunities to align with and contribute towards the goals and objectives outlined in the state of Alabama’s Community Health Improvement Plan include:

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity, Goal 1, Objective 2: Increase participation statewide in Scale Back Alabama annually.

Infirmary Health’s efforts can also contribute to Healthy People 2020’s national objectives:

  • Nutrition and Weight Status, Objective 8: Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight.
  • Nutrition and Weight Status, Objective 9: Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese.
  • Nutrition and Weight Status, Objective 10: Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are considered obese.
  • Nutrition and Weight Status, Objective 11: Prevent inappropriate weight gain in youth and adults.

Access To Care

Goal

The community of Baldwin and Mobile Counties have access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare, including early detection, prevention and self-management for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Strategies

  • Bring education and services to the community through its partnerships with established community agencies and area businesses.
  • Establish prehab program of screening and education curriculum.

Alignment Opportunities

Local, state and national resources will be referenced and utilized during implementation to ensure alignment with existing community health improvement efforts.

Opportunities to align with and contribute towards the goals and objectives outlined in the state of Alabama’s Community Health Improvement Plan include:

  • Access to Health Care, Goal 1, Objective 3: By December 31, 2017, educate the public on transportation options available at the county level in collaboration with partners.
  • Access to Health Care, Goal 2, Objective 3: Increase the utilization of telemedicine in rural and underserved areas. Collaborate with partners to expand the use of telemedicine in rural and underserved areas.

Efforts can also contribute to Healthy People 2020’s national objectives:

  • Access to Health Services, Objective 5: Increase the proportion of persons who have a specific source of ongoing care.
  • Access to Health Services, Objective 6: Reduce the proportion of persons who are unable to obtain or delay in obtaining necessary medical care, dental care or prescription medicines.