Across the country, communities are looking for new ideas and new approaches to support health and well-being and address the connected issues of obesity and mental health.
Clinicians are adopting new approaches that address the root cause of disease, and utilize teams and collaborative approaches which embrace the art and science of connection.
Similarly, healthcare, community, public health, government and business leaders are realizing that health derives in community. And, that by adopting a whole person approach, in the context of healthy communities and a healthy planet we have the opportunity to support health and well-being for all.
Together, these constituencies are now in a position to align strategies to effectively move the needle on place-based health and well-being and develop collaborative stewardship of our health commons - the multitude of resources available for medical services and health promotion.
Through integrative approaches, systems thinking and collaborative models, this working conference is designed to catalyze place-based approaches to health and well-being. It will help healthcare, human service, clinical, wellness and community leadership interested in accessing and developing the tools necessary to improve community benefit, foster new collaboratives, respond to the burgeoning interest in whole person, integrative health and well-being, and support an effective Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process.