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LexBeSafe November Meeting

11-7-18 LexBeSafe Minutes

LexBeSafe
November 7, 2018

 

Attendance: W. Keene, A. Lawrence, G. McKee, C. Nentwick, E. Terry, T. Ware, H. Woggon
TOPIC DISCUSSION
Welcome C. Nentwick and welcomed the group to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department for today’s meeting.

 

T. Ware began introductions.  The members introduced themselves.

OneLex Meeting Recap T. Ware gave an overview of the latest OneLex meeting.

·         Efforts have been focused on the Winburn neighborhood, identified as the area most in need of support.

·         Current projects were reviewed and discussed:

1.       Beautification Day

2.       Consolidation Mentoring Program

3.       ESL for Adults

4.       Kids Reading Better

5.       Love Your Neighborhood

6.       Public Safety Day

7.       Public Safety Forums

8.       Summer Camp

9.       Winburn Ultimate Warriors

10.   Young Father’s Program

·         Gaps/barriers were identified and addressed:

1.       Access to space for programs

2.       Community leadership and networking

3.       Drug use/abuse/overdoses

4.       Funding

5.       Parenting program

6.       Recreational programming

7.       Trauma training and suicide training for adults who work with youth

How can LexBeSafe fill gaps?  

The group discussed the ways that LexBeSafe could support some of the current projects and possibly fill some gaps.

·         There seems to be a small role in each project that LexBeSafe could play.

o   Providing food, resources, awareness, advertisement, volunteers

 

Specifically, the group came up with ways that we could help fill gap #2: Community Leadership and Networking

·         Set-up a table of resources for LexBeSafe, LEX-CHIP, and other community partners.

·         Provide food for trainings

·         Secure location for trainings

·         Identify speakers, presenters, and topics for trainings

·         Help coordinate and advertise trainings

 

Round Robin ·         G. McKee shared that she recently attended the Louisville Youth Opioid Summit at Freedom Hall.  There were 10,000 7th & 8th graders present.

·         T. Ware shared that Community Action Council’s Winter Blitz is coming up on Saturday, November 10.  Volunteers are needed.

·         W. Keeve shared that the On The Move Art Studio will be hosting a pop up at Crank-N-Boom on November 13 from 5-8pm.  They will be offering free art projects, nutritious snacks and free small ice creams for children.  The group is also getting a 2nd trailer up and running.

Next Meeting ·         TBD

 

LexWork October Meeting

LexWork Agenda 10-29-18

10-29-18 Minutes

LexWork October Meeting
October 29, 2018

 

TOPIC DISCUSSION
Attendance J. Hart, C. Nentwick, C. Plummer, E. Elliott, S. Gabbard
September Minutes The group reviewed the September meeting minutes.

 

Minutes approved.

Annual Update J. Hart passed out the most recent draft of the LexWork annual update.  The group reviewed the document and shared thoughts and suggested changes.  A final draft will be completed by J. Hart and distributed to the members.

 

C. Plummer mentioned that there is a possibility the Community Conversations may still take place, pending the upcoming administration change.

Juvenile Detention Center LexWork toured the Juvenile Detention Center.  It gave the group an opportunity to connect with the staff and understand where their gaps in needs may lie.  See below for identified needs:

·         Outdated materials

·         Opportunities for individuals aging out of the program

·         Needing to connect with more community partners

·         Increase in membership of Citizens Advisory Committee; looking for advisors; meetings annually

 

J. Hart shared that anyone interested in providing education to the center may attend an informational meeting on November 13 from 10 a.m. – 12noon.

CORE Guide Distribution C. Nentwick reviewed the list of resources on the CORE Guide, along with some additionally identified ones, and volunteers signed up to distribute the guides.

 

J. Hart will develop some speaking notes for those distributing the guides.

 

Guide assignments are listed below.

 

C. Plummer Community Action Council

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

SHARE Center

Revive Life House

J. Hart Hope Center for Men

Lexington Rescue Mission

Salvation Army for Women & Children

O.W.L.
E. Elliott LexTran

Move It People

BCTC

College for Tech Education

Woodhill Community Center

C. Nentwick Driver’s License

Lexington Public Libraries

Social Security

Kentucky Career Center

B. Haydon Goodwill
Round Robin J. Hart – Mark Royse, from Lexington Community Radio, has invited the CHIP groups to speak on his segment on November 16. C. Plummer and J. Hart will be representing LexWork.

 

E. Elliott – LexTran will be offering free rides on Election Day.

 

LexBeWell October Meeting

Meeting Minutes Oct 2018

LexBeWell
10/1/18
PRESENT: Brittany Steffey, Corey Donohoo, Natalie Little field, Richard Heine, Keisha Alexander, Melissa Smith
 
TOPIC DISCUSSION ACTION
Review LexCHIP quarterly meeting update LexBeWell annual update was reviewed and discussed
Focus for this year? Walking initiatives discussed

·         Letcher County in Whitesburg, KY has walking program in conjunction with Farmer’s Market

·         Discussed possibility of starting a walking program at Lexington Farmer’s Market on Sundays at Southland Dr.

·         America Walks has a Community Change Grants awarding $1500 for projects relating to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.

·         Past 2nd Sundays were discussed

·         YMCA may be doing pop up running/walking, noncompetitive events next year using the Legacy Trail

-Natalie will reach out to contact in Letcher county to determine details of their walking program including cost to incentivize people to come walk

-Natalie and Brittany will look over and start working on the grant

-Melissa will reach out to Katrina for budget information for LexBeWell for FY19

-Natalie reach out to Diana Doggett for 2nd Sunday information

New Chair Nomination Keisha has decided to resign from being Chair, but still wants to remain an active member of LexBeWell -Natalie is willing to step up in the Chair position for LexBeWell

-Melissa will remain secretary and send Natalie last year’s meeting minutes

Next Meeting America Walks grant is due beginning of November.  LexBeWell will reconvene to edit/look over what Natalie and Brittany have done Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4:30 at Northside Library

 

CHA/CHIP Reveal

LFCHD, community partners reveal city’s health assessment and improvement plan

 

Every five years, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) in partnership with the Lexington Community Health Improvement Partnership (LEX-CHIP) engages the community in a health assessment and planning process for the purpose of improving health in the Lexington-Fayette County community.

This document has been created to share the process and results of the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and to address the priority issues it identified. Goals, objectives, and strategies for each of the priority issues are outlined in this document. The purpose of the plan is to detail how community partners will collectively and collaboratively work together to improve the health and well-being of our community.

Through the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), an overarching theme arose. The theme “Rise Up Lex” was born. It is the hope of LEXCHIP that this theme will become a motto for both LEXCHIP and the community of Lexington. From this theme, the action teams LexBeWell, LexWork, and LexBeSafe were formed. The groups strive to focus on the vision that Lexington will be a community that is safe and healthy for all.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, in partnership with the Lexington Community Health Improvement Partnership (LEX-CHIP), is proud to share the document here: Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan.

The document takes a look at current health trends through multiple sets of lenses. It uses the information to inform decision-making for community engagement and partnerships to improve the overall health of the community.