Healthy Concerns

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

Want to get involved and learn what is next up for Healthy Rose Park Neighborhood?

Add your thoughts to this on-going initiative – please email them to and they will be forwarded to the healthy neighborhood that task group.

Rose Park – The Destination

If you’ve been feeling that there is more going on – here are a couple of findings. These items and others set the stage for our “Model Healthy Neighborhood” discussion at Thursday’s Community Meeting. We will follow-up with results of the meeting in short order.

Consider the incidences of hit and runs in our neighborhood – 64 between July 23, 2018 and January 17, 2019

And consider the recent findings from the City’s Safe Streets Initiative that highlights High Risk Corridors [please open up link – very informative!] Page 11 – High Risk Map from Safe Streets LB

And consider “Ralph’s at the Traffic Circle” recently taken by RPNA resident..

We’ve had at least two, if not more, incidents of cars careening into homes mid-block.

It may be obvious to us there is a problem – but it is not yet obvious to those that can do something about it. We’ll ask to present to the Vision Zero Task Force – you may other channels of communication. This is a neighborhood-wide experience. Let’s continue.