QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE TRUCKEE MEADOWS/WASHOE HEALTH SYSTEM: Grassroots passion fuels a massive effort

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Abstract

THE PROBLEM

Improve quality of life in area and sustain economic diversity.

THE PLAYERS

Washoe Medical Center, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow and various community groups and individuals.

THE PLAN

Define indicators, encourage adoption by community members, provide funding for progress and measure success.

THE RESULTS

Adult smoking in Washoe County dropped 2.14 percent between 1992 and 2002. Seatbelt use increased 9.1 percent between 1991 and 1997. Teen pregnancy rates dropped 51.6 percent between 1992 and 2001.

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