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Villages PL 03-31-2015 04:01 PM

Healthiest Hometown just a marketing slogan?
 
The previous thread got closed after lots of people gave misinformation about the slogan "America's Healthiest Hometown".

No, it's not just a marketing slogan. USF Health did a "scientific" survey. Remember the survey? Then we were compared with other similar communities around the country and based on that survey they determined that we are America's Healthiest Hometown. Supposedly, it had nothing to do with marketing. It had to do with The Villages/USF Health alliance and a Villages pilot project to learn how to deliver better healthcare . Its a project for which they received lots of federal grant money and they will likely continue to receive grant money in the future. There's another "scientific" survey coming up later this year and it will be paid for with federal grant money as well. It's an ongoing project.

The problem is: It was a scam and not scientific, as you now know, because we are only ranked 7th for health factors and 27th for health outcomes in Florida. If we are not even the healthiest in Florida, one can only imagine how we rank nationally.

Polar Bear 03-31-2015 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037869)
The previous thread got closed after lots of people gave misinformation about the slogan "America's Healthiest Hometown".

No, it's not just a marketing slogan. USF Health did a "scientific" survey. Remember the survey? Then we were compared with other similar communities around the country and based on that survey they determined that we are America's Healthiest Hometown. Supposedly, it had nothing to do with marketing. It had to do with The Villages/USF Health alliance and a Villages pilot project to deliver better healthcare . Its a project for which they received lots of federal grant money and they will likely continue to receive grant money in the future.

The problem is: It was a scam and not scientific, as you now know, because we are only ranked 7th for health factors and 27th for health outcomes in Florida.

Yes, it is just a marketing slogan.

(After I'm sufficiently chastised and corrected by the OP, please close this thread too. [emoji120] )

Villages PL 03-31-2015 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Polar Bear (Post 1037871)
Yes, it is just a marketing slogan.

(After I'm sufficiently chastised and corrected by the OP, please close this thread too. [emoji120] )

The developer used it as a marketing slogan but it was based on a faulty USF Health study. A study paid for with our money - a federal grant.

villagerjack 03-31-2015 04:22 PM

Close it.,

Mleeja 03-31-2015 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037869)
The previous thread got closed after lots of people gave misinformation about the slogan "America's Healthiest Hometown".

No, it's not just a marketing slogan. USF Health did a "scientific" survey. Remember the survey? Then we were compared with other similar communities around the country and based on that survey they determined that we are America's Healthiest Hometown. Supposedly, it had nothing to do with marketing. It had to do with The Villages/USF Health alliance and a Villages pilot project to learn how to deliver better healthcare . Its a project for which they received lots of federal grant money and they will likely continue to receive grant money in the future. There's another "scientific" survey coming up later this year and it will be paid for with federal grant money as well. It's an ongoing project.

The problem is: It was a scam and not scientific, as you now know, because we are only ranked 7th for health factors and 27th for health outcomes in Florida. If we are not even the healthiest in Florida, one can only imagine how we rank nationally.

I have followed the closed post and this one and I still do not understand the purpose of the original posting. What is the point to be made here? Just bashing TV? Has the OP feel they have been decieved? In my not so humble opinion, the posting is just a waste of time and should be closed again.

Villages PL 03-31-2015 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by villagerjack (Post 1037878)
Close it.,

Anyone who interferes with the purpose of a thread should be banned from this website.

Mleeja 03-31-2015 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037894)
Anyone who interferes with the purpose of a thread should be banned from this website.

I ask again, what is the purpose? I sure don't see one.

Villages PL 03-31-2015 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mleeja (Post 1037893)
I have followed the closed post and this one and I still do not understand the purpose of the original posting. What is the point to be made here? Just bashing TV? Has the OP feel they have been decieved? In my not so humble opinion, the posting is just a waste of time and should be closed again.

If you haven't figured out the purpose by now, it's not likely that you ever will. It's not about bashing TV.

Mleeja 03-31-2015 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037900)
If you haven't figured out the purpose by now, it's not likely that you ever will. It's not about bashing TV.

I went back and reread the first thead to make sure I didn't miss something. Ok, you quote some statastics, we get that? But why did you feel the need to make the post in the first place? It appears to be nothing more than bashing TV.

dbussone 03-31-2015 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037873)
The developer used it as a marketing slogan but it was based on a faulty USF Health study. A study paid for with our money - a federal grant.


You don't have a clue - do you?

tuccillo 03-31-2015 05:21 PM

Do you realize that this is trolling?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037869)
The previous thread got closed after lots of people gave misinformation about the slogan "America's Healthiest Hometown".

No, it's not just a marketing slogan. USF Health did a "scientific" survey. Remember the survey? Then we were compared with other similar communities around the country and based on that survey they determined that we are America's Healthiest Hometown. Supposedly, it had nothing to do with marketing. It had to do with The Villages/USF Health alliance and a Villages pilot project to learn how to deliver better healthcare . Its a project for which they received lots of federal grant money and they will likely continue to receive grant money in the future. There's another "scientific" survey coming up later this year and it will be paid for with federal grant money as well. It's an ongoing project.

The problem is: It was a scam and not scientific, as you now know, because we are only ranked 7th for health factors and 27th for health outcomes in Florida. If we are not even the healthiest in Florida, one can only imagine how we rank nationally.


Bonanza 03-31-2015 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037894)
Anyone who interferes with the purpose of a thread should be banned from this website.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mleeja (Post 1037896)
I ask again, what is the purpose? I sure don't see one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037900)
If you haven't figured out the purpose by now, it's not likely that you ever will. It's not about bashing TV.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mleeja (Post 1037918)
I went back and reread the first thead to make sure I didn't miss something. Ok, you quote some statastics, we get that? But why did you feel the need to make the post in the first place? It appears to be nothing more than bashing TV.

Yes, VPL . . . Me thinks it is you, not others, who don't get it.

Another request -- please close this thread!

Barefoot 03-31-2015 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Villages PL (Post 1037869)
The previous thread got closed after lots of people gave misinformation about the slogan "America's Healthiest Hometown". No, it's not just a marketing slogan.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mleeja (Post 1037893)
I have followed the closed post and this one and I still do not understand the purpose of the original posting. What is the point to be made here? Just bashing TV? Has the OP feel they have been decieved? In my not so humble opinion, the posting is just a waste of time and should be closed again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mleeja (Post 1037896)
I ask again, what is the purpose? I sure don't see one.

It's a marketing slogan.
You've now started a second thread on the same topic - why can't you acccept that it's a marketing slogan and move on?
What are you trying to achieve? :confused:

perrjojo 03-31-2015 07:39 PM

I don't think it was a scam... I always viewed it as a goal..a very worthy goal! America's healthiest home town is a goal and being 7th is an improvement.

dbussone 03-31-2015 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by perrjojo (Post 1037988)
I don't think it was a scam... I always viewed it as a goal..a very worthy goal! America's healthiest home town is a goal and being 7th is an improvement.


Well said.


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