Community changes will help build a healthier Jefferson County and create a more satisfying place to live, work, and play. Jefferson County envisions a community designed to encourage healthy eating, physical activity, and work sites free from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Investments in community-design initiatives will result in more community gardens, enhanced neighborhood parks, and new walking trails to create a healthier, safer, and more physically active county. Patrons at Jefferson County restaurants and bars will no longer be exposed to secondhand smoke. More smokers will receive help to quit through smoking-cessation services offered at work. All residents will find it easier to make healthy food and beverage selections, whether they are at school, home, or work. Social norms will change among community members and leaders to value environments that encourage healthy behaviors. The community will recognize the effects that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and tobacco use have on the health, well-being, and economic vitality of the entire county.
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