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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.
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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. Healthiest Hometown just a marketing slogan? )
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Yes, it is just a marketing slogan.

(After I'm sufficiently chastised and corrected by the OP, please close this thread too. Healthiest Hometown just a marketing slogan? )
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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I ask again, what is the purpose? I sure don't see one.
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If you haven't figured out the purpose by now, it's not likely that you ever will. It's not about bashing TV.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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