This is the story of the Steps to a Healthier Clark County initiative and the community partners who supported its success. It is their journey of discovery and of their ongoing, persistent search for ways to improve the health of Clark County communities. The story is organized into the following parts:
- A brief overview of Steps to a Healthier Clark County’s origins and structure;
- A summary of the group’s evolution from a focus on programs and activities to a broader focus on policy work;
- Descriptions of how the shift to policy work transformed the group’s work in its three main areas of emphasis: access to healthy food, physical activity and smoke-free environments ;
- A look ahead to how these efforts might be sustained in the future; and
- A look back to reflect on the factors underlying the group’s many successes.