NHWP Community Site Selection
The following criteria were used to identify and select community sites:
- County level health outcomes and health risk factor data;
- Access to community-based health resources such as a community hospital, CDC and non CDC-funded state and community-based health initiatives and programs (e.g., Community Transformation Grants), and the presence of local organizations that have experience supporting workplace health programs; and
- A sufficient employer base and overall population to support the program.
Preference was given to communities with significant health disparities and to communities that allowed for the inclusion of urban/rural localities, industry sector diversity, and demographic diversity. Based on these criteria, the following sites have been selected with their local community director program contacts:
Buchanan County, MO – Lisa Henning
Harris County, TX – Julie Harper Van Dusen
Kern County, CA – Ashley Vorhees
Marion County, IN – Ed Pienkosz
Pierce County, WA – Sheila Pudists
Philadelphia County, PA – Kare Cossaboon
Shelby County, TN – Mary Cay Oyler
Somerset County, ME – Denise Delorie
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