Clinton Health Matters Initiative - Coachella Valley Blueprint
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In December 2012, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) held a meeting of community leaders in the Coachella Valley to determine key actions necessary to reduce health disparities in the region. By utilizing the County Health Rankings model, Bold Actions were developed for each of the health factors that contribute to individuals’ health and longevity. The County Health Rankings model provides an ideal structure on which to base CHMI’s work in the Coachella Valley, because it provides a nationally-accepted and evidence-based framework for the contributing factors to morbidity and mortality.
By using the County Health Rankings model and its measurements, CHMI created a baseline data frame from which to work, which led to working with community leaders to develop Bold Actions that address: improving the health behaviors, clinical care issues, local social and economic factors, and the physical environment issues that contribute to health outcomes within the Coachella Valley.
The resulting Blueprint for Action reflects key recommendations made by a diverse array of individuals, including local health and education practitioners, policy makers, hospital and clinic administrators, public health workers, philanthropists, non- profit organizations and local community leaders, among others.