What the Health is Going On?
Jay County suffers from well-above state and national averages in smoking, obesity, and various negative health indicators. With a large population of individuals who work in manufacturing, healthy lifestyles can be difficult due to work demands.
Jay County challenges FFC innovators with providing a unique solution(s) that will assist in reversing declining health trends and increasing quality of life for Jay County residents. A strong solution will be informed by new analysis of the health datasets provided to generate new insights or trends.
How might we reverse our residents' declining health trends (obesity, smoking, etc.) which generally are worse than the national average?
Challenges by Jay County
Foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem in an historically industrial county.
Create youth leadership opportunities for teens in Jay County.
Plan for highest use of federal stimulus & economic development funds over a 10 year period.
Plan for highest use of one-time renewable energy economic development funds over a 5-10 year period.