The HEALTHY Neighborhood Challenge encourages neighborhoods to promote an environment that encourages a more active and healthier community. By working together, we enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. The HEALTHY Neighborhood Challenge ends midnight June 15, 2016.
The HEALTHY Challenge encourages neighborhoods to benchmark their community’s neighborhood involvement when it relates to becoming more active, encouraging exercise, eating healthier and creating awareness for a healthier lifestyle. Neighborhoods will be following guidelines which include the following examples:
Best Practices Examples:
- Start a “Walking School Bus” program for the community.
- Host “wellness” events for the residents.
- Provide a community garden in the community.
- Promote healthy lifestyle awareness in community newsletter.
Completing the HEALTHY Scorecard
We recommend one (1) primary point of contact/administrator register your neighborhood and complete the information on the score cards.
Finding Ideas for Earning Points
The Neighborhood Challenge Toolkit is a Central Florida resource for learning more about how to implement the ideas listed in the scorecard (please click on the link below to access the Toolkit).
Get the Neighborhood Challenge Toolkit
Using the HEALTHY Scorecard
The HEALTHY Neighborhood Challenge scorecard is intended to be used to assess your community’s practices when it comes to being active and healthy, as well as a resource for gathering new ideas. Once registered, your neighborhood may access and update your scorecards at any time, with the goal of increasing your scores throughout the challenge timeframe (ends midnight June 15, 2016). Scores will be reviewed at the end of the Challenge, and outcomes will be used to determine the level of recognition (i.e. bronze, silver, gold, or platinum) and the award winners.
The Healthy Neighborhood Scorecard has questions which are specific ideas for greening a community, including questions that are left open for innovative practices. The scorecard is divided into four categories:
- Get Active
- Exercise and Active Living
- Healthy Eating
- Healthy Lifestyle
Although neighborhoods are encouraged to achieve as many points as possible, they are not expected to achieve all points. As noted below, a neighborhood that receives 15 points has taken many important steps toward becoming a healthier neighborhood and is deserving of recognition. The HEALTHY Neighborhood Challenge has four award levels of recognition, which are tied to the following point totals:
Striving for Award Levels
All neighborhoods are encouraged to participate every year in the challenge. However, neighborhoods many not be recognized as award winners more than two consecutive years at the time, under the same category.
If you need assistance, clarification on a question, or would like to learn more about how to improve your score on any scorecard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org