Healthy Communities

2018

Healthy Communities

Communities that are healthy offer so much more than just health care. They are also inclusive, reflecting and responding to the needs of their members, and they facilitate social connections. Nutritious food choices, access to physical activity, a celebration of design, and educational pathways are other essential ingredients in a healthy community. Although the trauma of violence, the anguish of opioids, the dehumanizing impact of racism, and the threat of disease sometimes imperil progress, cross-disciplinary work nonetheless moves forward. Revitalization efforts, often spearheaded by local people, guide children towards productive adulthood, empower women, connect elderly people to younger generations, and engage last-mile community health workers. What assets grow healthy communities and where are ingenious solutions to be found?

Track Events

A Stark Look at the Opioid Epidemic
Johnson & Johnson Presents: Spotlighting Local Innovators in Health
Announcement: Release of Findings from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund’s Healthy Food and Community Change Initiative
Making Communities Safe for Women
Community Health Workers: The Line of First Defense
Report Card: How Do Colleges Score on Student Health Needs?
Deep Dive: Portrait of a Healthy Community
Sesame Street: Helping Traumatized Children Cope
Designing for Health
The diaTribe Foundation Presents: Breakthroughs in Treating Chronic Disease
Gun Violence: A Mental Health Crisis for Youth
The Tale (Film and Discussion)
Where in the World Is Happiness?
Spotlight Health