Franklin County, Kentucky(Partner: National Association of County and City Health Officials)
The ACHIEVE CHART of Franklin County Kentucky will implement policy, systems and environmental change strategies to reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Franklin County consists of 210.46 square miles. As of 2010, the total population is 49,285. The city of Frankfort is Kentucky’s state capital, which is a large employer. Franklin County is also home to Kentucky State University, a historically black college/university contributing to a daily influx of employees and students. Franklin County’s racial makeup consists of 85.8% White, 10.3% Black/African American, 2.1% Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% Asain, and 1.2% Other race. Those aged 65 years and over comprise 13.1% of the population and 22.4% of the population are under 18 years old (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey).
Community Change Strategy
1. Community-at-large: Policy- Smoke-free policy 24/7 for outodoor public places (parks)
2. Community-at-large: Policy- Joint use agreements
1. Worksite Wellness
2. Healthy food and beverage options at public parks and recreation facilities.