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GOAL: Healthy Environment

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Expand and fund community-based air quality monitoring and “push” notification systems

· ACTION STEPS: Increase funding and support for comprehensive air quality monitoring across the community, including requiring adjacent industrial facilities to maintain fence line monitoring; Develop multi-lingual “push” notification tools to inform residents of hazards

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Air Alliance Houston, TEJAS, Environmental Defense Fund, Area Industries, Harris County Precinct 2, East End District | Role: Support, Implement


Establish a community-wide environmental coalition

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a community-wide environmental coalition, with regular meetings between community members, area stakeholders, government agencies, environmental organizations, and area industries with the goal of creating a shared commitment to the environment and keeping residents informed of incidents at area plants

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Air Alliance Houston, TEJAS, Environmental Defense Fund, EPA Region 6, Port of Houston, Houston Galveston Area Council, TCEQ, Harris County Health Department, Area Industries | Role: Support, Advocate, Implement


GOAL: Healthy People

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Address barriers to healthcare access

· ACTION STEPS: Develop multi-lingual outreach strategies and an informational campaign to inform residents of the health resources available inside the community, including services for those who are uninsured, undocumented, and/or non-English speaking

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Harris Health, Legacy Santa Clara Clinic, El Centro de Corazon | Role: Support, Outreach, Advocate


Increase awareness of and access to mental health services

· ACTION STEPS: Create an outreach program to educate families on the benefits of mental health services and to connect those in need to available services; Expand mental health services in the neighborhood

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Harris Health, Legacy Santa Clara Clinic, El Centro de Corazon, Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic at Milby High School, Parris Foundation, Depelchin Children’s Center | Role: Support, Outreach, Advocate


GOAL: Healthy Food

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Advocate for a new, quality grocery store

· ACTION STEPS: Organize and advocate for the development of a new grocery store, including identify sites, incentives, and potential grocers; Community identified priority location is the intersection of Harrisburg and 75th Street

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Advocate

City: Mayor’s Office of Economic Development | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Harris County Healthy Food Financing Initiative, East End District, Children at Risk | Role: Support, Advocate


Develop healthy corner stores and “Pop-Up” or mobile markets

· ACTION STEPS: Expand access to healthy food through partnerships with small, locally owned corner stores to provide healthy food options and by organizing “pop-up” or mobile markets

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Finca Tres Robles, CAN DO Houston | Role: Support, Implement


Enhance and expand community gardening

· ACTION STEPS: Maintain and improve existing community gardens, include school gardens through year-round stewardship; Identify vacant lots to develop new community gardens, particularly in areas such as the Smith Addition

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Finca Tres Robles, Urban Harvest, El Centro de Corazon, GREEN Collaborative | Role: Support, Implement


Ensure access to healthy food in area schools

· ACTION STEPS: Advocate for healthy food for all students in local schools, including nutrition and cooking workshops, and the health benefits of healthy eating

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: El Centro de Corazon, HISD, Mayor’s Office of Education, GREEN Collaborative, Mission Milby, La Raza at Milby High School, LULAC Youth Group | Role: Support, Implement

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GOAL: Healthy Environment

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Expand and fund community-based air quality monitoring and “push” notification systems

· ACTION STEPS: Increase funding and support for comprehensive air quality monitoring across the community, including requiring adjacent industrial facilities to maintain fence line monitoring; Develop multi-lingual “push” notification tools to inform residents of hazards

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Air Alliance Houston, TEJAS, Environmental Defense Fund, Area Industries, Harris County Precinct 2, East End District | Role: Support, Implement


Establish a community-wide environmental coalition

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a community-wide environmental coalition, with regular meetings between community members, area stakeholders, government agencies, environmental organizations, and area industries with the goal of creating a shared commitment to the environment and keeping residents informed of incidents at area plants

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Air Alliance Houston, TEJAS, Environmental Defense Fund, EPA Region 6, Port of Houston, Houston Galveston Area Council, TCEQ, Harris County Health Department, Area Industries | Role: Support, Advocate, Implement


GOAL: Healthy People

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Address barriers to healthcare access

· ACTION STEPS: Develop multi-lingual outreach strategies and an informational campaign to inform residents of the health resources available inside the community, including services for those who are uninsured, undocumented, and/or non-English speaking

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Harris Health, Legacy Santa Clara Clinic, El Centro de Corazon | Role: Support, Outreach, Advocate


Increase awareness of and access to mental health services

· ACTION STEPS: Create an outreach program to educate families on the benefits of mental health services and to connect those in need to available services; Expand mental health services in the neighborhood

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Harris Health, Legacy Santa Clara Clinic, El Centro de Corazon, Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic at Milby High School, Parris Foundation, Depelchin Children’s Center | Role: Support, Outreach, Advocate


GOAL: Healthy Food

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Advocate for a new, quality grocery store

· ACTION STEPS: Organize and advocate for the development of a new grocery store, including identify sites, incentives, and potential grocers; Community identified priority location is the intersection of Harrisburg and 75th Street

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Advocate

City: Mayor’s Office of Economic Development | Role: Support, Advocate

Community Connectors: Harris County Healthy Food Financing Initiative, East End District, Children at Risk | Role: Support, Advocate


Develop healthy corner stores and “Pop-Up” or mobile markets

· ACTION STEPS: Expand access to healthy food through partnerships with small, locally owned corner stores to provide healthy food options and by organizing “pop-up” or mobile markets

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Finca Tres Robles, CAN DO Houston | Role: Support, Implement


Enhance and expand community gardening

· ACTION STEPS: Maintain and improve existing community gardens, include school gardens through year-round stewardship; Identify vacant lots to develop new community gardens, particularly in areas such as the Smith Addition

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Finca Tres Robles, Urban Harvest, El Centro de Corazon, GREEN Collaborative | Role: Support, Implement


Ensure access to healthy food in area schools

· ACTION STEPS: Advocate for healthy food for all students in local schools, including nutrition and cooking workshops, and the health benefits of healthy eating

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Health Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: El Centro de Corazon, HISD, Mayor’s Office of Education, GREEN Collaborative, Mission Milby, La Raza at Milby High School, LULAC Youth Group | Role: Support, Implement

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    GOAL: Healthy Environment 

    • Expand and fund community-based air quality monitoring and “push” notification systems 
    • Establish a community-wide environmental coalition 


    GOAL: Healthy People 

    • Address barriers to healthcare access
    • Increase awareness of and access to mental health services


    GOAL: Healthy Food 

    • Advocate for a new, quality grocery store
    • Develop healthy corner stores and “Pop-Up” or mobile markets
    • Enhance and expand community gardening
    • Ensure access to healthy food in area schools 


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