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Built Environment Work Team
What do you think of when you think of your health? Probably not your zip code. Health isn’t always a matter of personal choice and where you live can have a lot to do with how healthy you are. Where you live can shape how well, or even how long you live. Led by the work of Health by Design, Top 10 supports efforts to ensure all Central Indiana communities have neighborhoods, public spaces and transportation infrastructure that promote physical activity and healthy living.
Interested? Contact Kim Irwin – email@example.com
Communications Work Team
The communications work team (chaired by Entercom Communications) is developing and implementing a communications plan, which is focused on internal communication with current Top 10 partners, and key messaging for external communications with the general public. We will work on encouraging partners to promote our key messages for each focus area (move 30 minutes a day, eat more fruits and vegetables, choose water as your drink, do not use tobacco, and make your transportation more active through walking, biking, or public transit), as well as our overall message to “promote a culture of health” in our community.
Interested? ContactJenny Skjodt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutrition Work Team
The Top 10 Coalition Nutrition Work Team (chaired by Marion County Public Health Department) continues to work to align several organizations interested in community health related to equitable, culturally appropriate food access, nutrition security and hunger issues, including but not limited to: the Indianapolis Community Food Access Coalition (ICFAC) formerly the Indy Food Council, the City of Indianapolis, American Heart Association, Eskenazi Health, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indy Hunger Network, Indy Parks & Recreation, Indiana State Department of Health, Purdue Extension, and local urban farmers. These partners and more work collectively with Top 10, relying on the expertise of each organization to address the food, nutrition, access, and hunger issues in and around the food system and environment within Indianapolis and surrounding counties. These monthly meetings provide a venue to share health, nutrition and food related current events, programs, and announcements from organizations and groups from around the area. The meetings are a great way to stay on top of what’s going on in Indianapolis around the topics of food and nutrition, as well as a valuable opportunity to network with peers.
Interested? Contact Elise Lindstrom – email@example.com
Physical Activity Work Team
Our physical activity work is focused on increasing access to physical activity pportunities in the community. We will achieve this goal by identifying and supporting more places for physical activity and increasing access for all individuals through physical activity referrals in the clinical setting. By creating a communication pathway for physicians and community organizations, we will help educate and connect individuals to physical activity resources in our community. This group doesn’t stop there, we are also working to update/promote the Indiana State Department of Health’s small business toolkit and assist local schools with the implementation of the shared use law, both of which will further connect individuals to physical activity opportunities where they live, work and play.
Interested? Contact Lisa Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Work Team
Helping current tobacco users quit, and preventing new users from starting is a focus of Top 10. We are accomplishing this work by supporting Smoke Free Indy in increasing the number of comprehensive smoke free ordinances and implementing smoke free policies in multi-unit housing properties. Together, with Smoke Free Indy, we will work to gather community/grassroots support in Speedway, Beech Grove, and Southport for comprehensive smoke free air ordinances in these jurisdictions.
Interested? Contact Ernest Davis – email@example.com