Top 10 Coalition

  • Health



Primary Contact
Chelsy Winters
Senior Director of Community Health / Coalition Director
Contact via email

Mission statement

Top 10 is a coalition comprised of over 110 partners from multiple sectors and including health care providers, businesses, area non-profits, and academia, that works to decrease the burden of chronic disease by developing a culture of health in Central Indiana. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis serves as the backbone organization for the Top 10 Coalition.

Actions

Actions are activities derived from the Plan 2020 planning process that a partner has committed to implement.

Top 10 Coalition is working on the following actions:

Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Complete a policy scan in each of the four focus areas – built environment, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco prevention and cessation – to determine a policy agenda, including support of policies that align with Top 10 partners’ advocacy efforts

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2016

Progress

100%

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Status on June 20, 2017
The policy taskforce has worked with partners over the course of the year to develop Top 10’s priorities for a policy agenda, as well as a process for determining policy agendas in future years.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Complete Coalition Partner Survey and identify necessary partner gaps. Recruit 80% of targeted partners, and engage 75% of current partners

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

84%

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Status on June 20, 2017
We are focused on engaging the partners identified in our yearly partner survey currently, in addition, 69% of current partners are engaged regularly in the work.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Continue to convene a “coalition of coalitions” to ensure Central Indiana health coalition coordinators are working together

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

27%

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Status on June 20, 2017
Meetings continue to be held twice per year to encourage alignment and teamwork among Indianapolis area health coalitions
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Develop a communication plan, ensuring both Top 10 partners and the general public are aware of the coalition, partner successes, and health improvements in Central Indiana

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

40%

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Status on June 20, 2017
Annual report released in May 2017, next planned release of data is May 2018.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Identify opportunities for partnerships with the parks departments and other community stakeholders

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on June 20, 2017
Parks now sits on Top 10’s steering committee and attends monthly
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Work with partners to ensure Health by Design priorities are advanced through community-based activities, events, plans and projects

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

33%

Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Support collaboration and alignment with the Indy Food Council to increase access to fruits and vegetables

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

30%

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Status on June 20, 2017
The Indy Food Council and Top 10 continue to meet monthly to ensure alignment
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Provide technical assistance to local restaurants and other food environment venues to promote the implementation of menu labeling and nutrition standards

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

40%

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Status on June 20, 2017
There are currently 4 food venues engaged in technical assistance, with a goal of adding one more in 2017
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Support Indy Hunger Network and the Nutrition Cooking Education Mapping team in implementing the cooking education pilot, and launch of cooking education to at least 5 sites beyond pilot

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2017

Progress

80%

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Status on June 20, 2017
The pilot is complete, and we are now working collectively on a proposal to continue Cooking Matters beyond the pilot
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Develop and disseminate a protocol for use by health care providers to integrate physical activity recommendations and referral for physical activity into office practice

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

33%

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Status on June 20, 2017
There are 2 systems using a physical activity or exercise vital sign currently
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Encourage healthcare providers and/or clinicians to assess physical activity behaviors of their patients during visits through use of an exercise vital sign

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

33%

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Status on June 20, 2017
There are 2 systems using a physical activity or exercise vital sign currently
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Increase number of public schools implementing shared use policies or practices

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

23%

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Status on June 20, 2017
As of fall 2016, there are 67 schools currently open for community physical activity
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Work with Indiana State Department of Health to update and disseminate the small business toolkit

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

September 30, 2016

Progress

50%

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Status on June 20, 2017
The small business toolkit has been updated and is currently in review at ISDH
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Work with partners to ensure Smoke Free Indy priorities are advanced through community-based activities, events, plans and projects

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

45%

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Status on June 20, 2017