Building a Healthier Polk is a group of community partners brought together by Polk Vision who have been working on the goal of reducing the obesity rate in Polk County.
Over the last five years, the Building a Healthier Polk Initiative has worked to develop healthy habits and behaviors in key settings within our community. Currently, three Building a Healthier Polk Teams are built around objectives selected for School Health, Primary Care Physicians, and Worksite Wellness.
Each of these is working towards the long-term goal of reducing the obesity (BMI >30) rate in Polk County to less than the state average (36.9% to 26.4% in 2013). The Florida Department of Health in Polk County includes the work of these Teams into its 2016-2020 Community Health Improvement Plan.
Picture Of Health Episode 13 Featuring Polk Vision
Building a Healthier Polk LEAD Panel Discussion: