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?

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