Bed bug infestations are common at places where people come and go frequently, such as hotels, apartments or prisons.
One of the main thrusts of Northern Kentucky's Vision 2015 strategic planning initiative is to build livable communities. The Health Department partnered with Vision 2015 to implement the livable community strategy of “conduct ongoing health and social assessments and implement a comprehensive regional approach to meet and fund those needs.”
The Vision for a Healthy and Vibrant Community report is available online.
Implementation of the plan is underway, focusing on key strategic focus areas identified during the assessment process: access to care and healthy lifestyles for adults and children.
The 18-month planning process utilized the National Association of City and County Health Officials' MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership) framework. The MAPP process consisted of a strategic planning process that utilized four assessments:
The results of these four assessments were used to guide and inform a strategic planning retreat in June 2009 and incorporated into the final plan for the assessment.
Report profiles children's health in region
The Child Health Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Vision 2015 released a report, "Child Health in Northern Kentucky." The report, which came out of the health and social needs assessment, highlights needed improvements in six key areas: maternal health and healthy development, healthy lifestyles, mental health, access to care, oral health and other threats. The report compares findings at county and ZIP code levels.
If you are interested in participating in the implementation of the health and social needs assessment or for more information on it or on the MAPP process, please contact Alan Kalos at 859.341.4264.
This project was funded in part by a grant for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The foundation was created in 2001 to address the unmet health care needs of Kentucky.