Frazier Mountain

Race/Ethnicity: Mountain Communities

White 77%
Latino 18%
African-American 1%
Asian 1%
Native American 1%
0
Mountain Communities' Population

Other facts: Mountain Communities

0%
Live below poverty line
0%
qualify for free/reduced cost lunch
0%
of 5th grade students scored healthy physical fitness body composition levels

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ISSUES TO ADDRESS IN THE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES 

  • Substance Abuse: Decrease availability of substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Make substance abuse education and local treatment options available in the community
  • Food Availability: Increase availability of affordable, healthy food options.
  • Healthcare Access: Increase access to healthcare providers and preventive services to adequately prevent/treat diseases, thereby reducing costs related to morbidity/mortality.
  • Poor Air Quality: Heavy traffic and a large amount of idling vehicles result in dangerously high carbon emission.

COMMUNITY 

Assets 

  • Food access resources
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Clinical and preventive services
  • Physical activity promoting resources

Challenges

  • Limited public transportation
  • Lack of local policies that prevent alcohol and tobacco use in public spaces
  • Socially-acceptable substance abuse norms that encourage experimentation amongst minors
  • Lack of positive role modeling from parents lead to unhealthy development of children.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Improve public transit to allow residents to access healthy, affordable food and health services
  • Promote a city design that encourages walking and biking
  • Develop culturally relevant and affordable clinical health services
  • Create easy access to health-promoting amenities within walkable/bikeable distances
  • Expand drug-abuse education, prevention, and treatment services for youth and adults
  • Support retailers in complying with laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco and alcohol to minors
  • Engage the community in developing substance abuse education and treatment options
  • Incentivize local business to increase selection of healthy affordable food products
  • Establish more community gardens and farmers markets
  • Expand school-based opportunities for healthy meals, nutrition education and physical activity
  • Strengthen multi-sector community partnerships to plan and implement community health initiatives