LNPK 156 Health Accelerator Plan

LNPK156 Health Accelerator Plan

Residents of Lincoln Park Census Tract 156 are in the lowest half percent of life expectancy for all Minnesotans. On average, the at-birth life expectancy for those living in the lower portion of the Lincoln Park neighborhood is less than 70-years.

The LNPK 156 Project seeks to change that by creating and implementing a hyper-local health accelerator plan aimed at extending the quality and length of life experienced by our residents.

LNPK 156 is led by St. Louis County Public Health and Ecolibrium3, with funding provided by the CDC. Planning efforts include neighborhood residents and organizations, healthcare institutions, and experts from multiple sectors.

The final plan will be completed by end of summer with implementation efforts to begin in early fall.

Why focus on Lincoln Park?

The majority of our greenhouse gas emissions in Duluth comes from producing most of our electricity with coal and gas. 

Transportation accounts for 26% of our greenhouse gas emissions, food and agriculture 22%, and buildings 15%.

What are the areas of focus?

Human-made surroundings that influence overall community health and individual behaviors that drive health it can include housing, transportation elements, and infrastructure.

Connections made among health care systems and services, public health agencies, and community-based organizations to improve population health by increasing knowledge and access.

When all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to food which is safe and consumed in sufficient quantity and quality to meet their dietary needs and food preferences. 

The degree to which individuals or groups of individuals have and perceive a desired number, quality, and diversity of relationships that create a sense of belonging and being cared for, valued, and supported.

Population-based preventive measures to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Focus area will include vaping and substance abuse impacts on the neighborhood.

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

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Tools for Change

Residents will workshop their ideas for neighborhood projects to develop mini-grant applications for “Love Your Block” and pitch projects to each other. The session will include an intro into tools residents can use to amplify their vision toward a  healthy and happy Lincoln Park. This session will be held at the LNPK Hub- 2014 W. 3rd Street. Refreshments and childcare will be available. Masks will be required and available.

Defining Challenges and Opportunties

LNPK 156 will create a plan to advance our social connectedness, built environment, healthcare clinic linkages, food access and nutrition, and tobacco reduction. Residents will identify and develop prioritized actions for incorporation into the plan.

Prioritizing Actions for the Plan

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Knowing Our Lincoln Park

There are many ways of knowing and understanding communities. During this online session, residents will share their experiences of Lincoln Park, health data will be presented, and a framework for advancing the health and wellness of Lincoln Park will be explored.

Here to Stay

This online session will focus on equitable development and an anti-displacement toolkit. Residents and community partners will explore gentrification/displacement pressures in Lincoln Park and determine priority actions for inclusion in the LNPK 156 Health Accelerator Plan.

Organizing for Power

“Community power is the ability of those most impacted by inequity to act together to voice their needs and hopes for the future and to collectively drive structural change, hold decision-makers accountable, and advance health equity.” -RWJF 

This session will focus on how to do that!

Final Plan Celebration and Launch