Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference

  • November 04, 2014
  • Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis

On November 4th, Minnesota Healthy Communities will host its third conference that will bring together more than 100 practitioners from the fields of community development finance, health, housing, community planning and economic development, education, human services, and philanthropy who are interested in working across sectors to build healthier communities.

Collaborative efforts between community development and health organizations play an important role in addressing social determinants of health and creating health equity. This year’s conference will focus on measuring the impact of such projects.

There is no fee to attend to this event, but registration is required. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 28th . To reserve your seat now, visit the conference web site at the link below.

Conference highlights include:

§ Keynote address by Dr. Alonzo Plough, Vice President of Research & Evaluation and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

§ Plenary sessions focused on measuring the health impacts of community development projects and implementation of shared measurement frameworks

§ Opportunities to network and strengthen relationships with national and local leaders working to build healthier communities

For further details, including conference location, agenda, and related reading, visit the Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference web page. http://www.minneapolisfed.org/community_education/mnhealthycommunities/index.cfm

Minnesota Healthy Communities 2014 is hosted by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Healthy Futures Fund, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Twin Cities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Wilder Research.

Note: We will end at 2 p.m. to allow participants time to vote before polling places close at 8 p.m.

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