Welcome to ACHIEVE
We are a collaboration of organizations and businesses throughout Bloomington and Monroe County.
We build healthier communities through policy, systems and environmental change strategies.
We support collaboration and sharing of policies and initiatives across sectors.
We encourage healthy, lifestyle changes in our community.
CHANGE Assessments and Sectors
ACHIEVE conducted an annual health and wellness assessment of the Bloomington/Monroe County community for three years in response to grant requirements. CHANGE is a community assessment tool developed by the CDC's Healthy Communities Program and was designed to identify community assets and potential areas for improvement in the area of health and wellness.
Assessment Teams measured: Physical Activity, Tobacco Use, Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention, and Leadership. Using a five-point scale, the teams evaluated each site on a policy and an environmental level. The policy rating reflected whether or not a written policy exists, and if it did– to what extent the policy was functioning. The environment rating measured behaviors of those affected by the issue (i.e. Whether or not there was a policy in place, did employees smoke on campus? Where did they smoke?) The rating number, and documentation to support it,was reported back to the ACHIEVE Coordinator and then entered into the CHANGE tool which produced a score for the site.
Results of the assessment were presented to both the assessed sites as well as the ACHIEVE Community Health Action Response Team (CHART). CHART, ACHIEVE's governing board, used the data to identify the highest areas of need and created Annual Goals and Objectives for the ACHIEVE Community Action Plan
This list is to help establish and develop mechanisms for information sharing across organizations and levels. By doing so, ACHIEVE will develop culture-centered communication strategies to publicize health and care services to the public, targeting specifically those who will benefit from the preventative health aspect. To submit data for the ACHIEVE website, the organization or business must select a category that the organization data falls under. These categories include: transportation, nutrition, physical activity, education, tobacco, obesity, children, chronic disease, health disparities and aging. All of these categories are related to prevention of disease and chronic disease management.
Bloomington / Monroe County was selected as an ACHIEVE Community because of its rich collaborations and strong leadership. ACHIEVE strives to bring together local leaders who have the drive and ability to make Policy, Systems, and Environmental changes that will improve the health and wellness of their communities. In addition to our CHART, with membership from businesses and organizations throughout the community, ACHIEVE is guided by coaches from the Monroe County YMCA and City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation as well as heavily supported by the Active Living Coalition. It is these collaborations that allow ACHIEVE to be successful in inspiring and enacting change to make the healthy choice the easy choice in our community.
ACHIEVE is a group of leaders across five sectors: Schools, Worksites, Organizations, Healthcare, and Community-at-Large. It is our mission to inspire and promote policies, practices, and collaborations to make the healthy choice the easy choice.