The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is
doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the
reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes
lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the
top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
This gauge shows whether the Region: Tampa Bay value is increasing or decreasing over time. A green arrow means
the value is improving and a red arrow means the value is getting worse. The = (equal) sign means that there is not a significant increase or
decrease since the last measurement. A blue arrow means the value being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad.
Moffitt Outreach Worker to Get Presidential Honor
A community outreach worker from Moffitt Cancer Center will be honored Tuesday morning by the Obama Administration in Washington, D.C. for improving public health in Tampa Bay's Hispanic community. ...
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Pinellas and Sarasota County School Districts Receive Recognition!
Two school districts in our region, Pinellas and Sarasota were recently recognized by the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, and Florida Association of District School Superintendents for achieving GOLD status for a Florida Healthy School District. Criteria for recognition is based on a self-assessment tool developed by experts from state agencies, school districts, and community partner organizations. The assessment is based on the Coordinated School Health model and focuses on eight areas: district infrastructure, policy, programs, and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes.
Resources for Employers
9 Subtle (and Effective!) Tips for Healthy Employees
Start-up founders love to talk about wellness and fitness, but are you actually helping your employees achieve it?
Employees today value a healthy work-life balance as much as they value a promising paycheck. Not only does an offering like an employee wellness program provide a more positive work experience, but it can also boost camaraderie, morale and--best of all--productivity at the office. Read more
(Previously published in Inc. Online, June 7, 2013)