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Includes places people go to receive preventive care or treatment, or emergency health care services; such as hospitals, private doctors' offices, or community clinics.


Annual Goals and Objectives

Area of Focus: Chronic Disease Prevention

  • To create a policy & practice that health care professionals routinely assess patients' lifestyles in regards to stress, physical activity, and tobacco use and provide a prescription with instructions and resources for each patient.


Area of Focus: Tobacco Use & Nutrition

  • Increasing compliance of already established policies and provide opportunities for improvement in all areas such as tobacco, activity, nutrition, chronic disease and leadership.


Area of Focus: Leadership

  • Create a Wellness Advisory Board to design and implement policy change in the areas of nutrition, tobacco, and physical activity, chronic disease prevention.



Healthcare Assessment


Overall, the healthcare sites assessed showed stronger results in environmental ratings, or behaviors, over policies. Policy scores were especially low in physical activity and nutrition. Many employees cited that they did discuss chronic disease prevention behaviors with patients, but they did not feel that it was a requirement of their jobs.



Telling Our Story


If your healthcare organization has made a successful Policy, Systems, or Environmental health and wellness change, please email the success story to the ACHIEVE Assistant at jstacy@monroecountyymca.org so it can be recognized and shared with others!



Community Action Plan Update

•The team continues to support Southern Indiana Primary Care Clinics in activity and healthy nutrition discussions during the Well Check appointments. IU Health Bloomington was also recently the recipient of a grant that will allow for greater mental health, drug, and alcohol screenings for patients.


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.


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