Wichita Rx Pad for Healthy Habits
By Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District
Wichita County created this non-pharmaceutical prescription pad as part of their local work on chronic disease prevention during the CPHMC project. This pad incorporates the 5 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 8 campaign, which provides guidance for increased fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, water consumption, sleep and limiting sugar-sweetened beverages and screen time.
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District was one of 17 local agencies around the country awarded the Community Partnership for Healthy Mothers and Children’s grant in Cohort #1. The purpose was to develop initiatives to reduce chronic disease rates in our respective communities. Using the two-tier approach focusing on our priority population and the community, Wichita County embarked upon the most ambitious community-driven plans in the country, drafting a community action plan that encompassed 15 challenging objectives. After further collaboration with community partners, it was determined that store specific WIC guides would be developed and used with the national WIC guides. Additionally, one-minute cashier training was developed to educate cashiers on the use of the new guides. Also, a bulletin board in the WIC office displaying the shopping guides was created to help educate clients. Finally, a website/mobile website, www.eatwellwichitacounty.com, was developed to help promote the Easy Shopping for WIC guides. Despite a variety of challenges, they were able to accomplish most of our objectives laying the groundwork for completing others using lessons learned, funding from other sources and support of our coalition members.
December 11, 2017
Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District (2016) Rx for Healthy Habits. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/wichita-script-pad-copy.pdf