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CHARTS Community Spotlight Polk Vision Launches 5-2-1-0

Polk Vision Launches 5-2-1-0
Polk Vision, a group of community partners working towards the goal of reducing the obesity rate in Polk County, launched a Building a Healthier Polk initiative. Dr. Ulyee Choe, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Polk County, led local pediatricians and physicians in a ceremony prescribing healthier, active living to Polk residents through the 5-2-1-0 Initiative. Physicians from Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeside Pediatrics and Watson Clinic joined Dr. Choe in signing sample prescriptions for the community.
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  • In 2011-2013, the black rate of very low birth weight infants was 2.5 times the white rate.
  • The black prostate cancer and diabetes death rates were over two times the white deaths rates in 2011-2013.
  • The Hispanic rate of adults who have been told they had a stroke was 2.1 times the non-Hispanic white rate in 2013.
  • In 2013, the American Indian rate of adults who could not see a doctor in the past year because of cost was 1.75 times the total state rate.
  • The rate of gonorrhea cases in females ages 15-19 has fallen from 768 in 2008 to 442 per 10,000 in 2013.
  • The number of bacterial STDs among those ages 15-19 has fallen over the past six years, down to 25,250 in 2013.
  • The percentage of fully immunized two-year-olds reached 86.7% in 2013, the highest rate in twenty years.

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