BEYOND HEALTHCARE FORUM:
CHARTING THE NATIONAL HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PLATFORM
February 4, 2017
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, downtown St. Louis, MO
*Registration to the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is required
For more than three decades, planning and health professionals have been nurturing what we know today as the healthy communities movement. Within the past five years, these collaborations, partnerships and initiatives have sprouted throughout the nation and are nurturing a new narrative and envisioning a more just and equitable society.
Government agencies, elected officials, professional organizations, the private and non-profit sectors, foundations, academics and community advocacy groups are breaking down the silos to achieve a vision guided under the lens of the social determinants of health. Although the movement has made great strides, efforts are still scattered and uncoordinated without a common national healthy communities strategy. This session is the first national convening of current major players and key representatives in the healthy communities movement.
The session seeks to chart a unified platform with strategies for policy development and implementation that advance equity in all aspects of the social determinants of health.