Here is a sampling of the comments and thoughts from our recent Community Meeting – What Makes a Healthy Neighborhood. Led by Chris Robson.
- Social determinants are a key indicator of health disparities
- Structural, that is, policies are in place that keep unhealthy conditions. To change health experience for the neighborhood, those need to change
- Vision Zero should be related to altering structural policy towards safety
- Mental wellness and health are concerning
- The Rose Park area has two outstanding resources for mental health support and services (The Center and Safe Refuge)
- Self esteem is supported by doing ‘esteem-able acts’
- We don’t turn anyone away (mental health provider)
- I feel safe walking by Safe Refuge – all those nice people walking about
- Innovation can start right in Rose Park – with distribution of food from local schools back to the families that need that support
- Our schools are sources of structural inequity
- We are in this together – A mosquito born in NLB may fly to RP Neighborhood or vice versa. Air quality knows no zip code boundary
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