Trailblazer: Know Your Numbers 46041
Since its inception, the Know Your Numbers 46041 health screening program has provided Clinton County residents with blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI screenings, as well as healthy lifestyle education and referrals to programs and providers to address health risks. Led by Lorra Archibald, Director of Operations for Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition (HCCCC), and Vicki Simpson, Clinical Associate Professor at Purdue University’s School of Nursing, the program is a collaborative project between Purdue University, HCCC, and other community partners including Purdue Extension, the Clinton County YMCA, St. Vincent Hospital Frankfort, and IU Health Plans.
Granted the CHeP Trailblazer Award in 2015, the project team both evaluated and expanded the program. After completing a thorough evaluation, they adapted the program to improve data collection. They also added several screening sites to include rural areas of Clinton County and industrial sites.
After expansion the collaborative project completed 1,342 health screenings in one year (an increase of 54 percent). Their data showed 76 percent of participants at regular sites came to health screenings multiple times, indicating a possible increased interest in participants tracking and improving their numbers.
Lorra and Vicki are currently looking for additional opportunities for further growth of the Know Your Numbers 46041 initiative.