4. Healthy Communities


To reduce the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse


  1. Implement innovative evidence‐based programs to address regional health disparities in access, quality of care, and health outcomes

  2. Strengthen community partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders to increase focus on health and disease prevention throughout the region

  3. Reduce the scope and impact of substance abuse and related consequences through education, awareness, prevention and access to services

  4. Increase access to healthy, affordable foods and opportunities for physical activity