Coordination of Efforts

Through the Council for a Healthier Community’s healthiest-community initiative, Vision 2020 , the ability exists to align community goals and city programs with the five target areas noted in that plan (Health Status, Health Literacy and Communication, Health Care Access, Wellness, Social Capital). Given the extensive public outreach and focus on health within the community, it is recommended that municipal decision-making be coordinated with this initiative by integrating the goals of Vision 2020 into the City Council, Planning Board and Capital Improvement Program processes. The Council for a Healthier Community should regularly update the Planning Board, City Council, and city departments such as Parks and Recreation, Planning and Human Services so that city government can adjust programming and funding to best support the goals of a healthy and active community.