The Healthy Living Collaborative (HLC), believes positive change comes from building multi-sector partnerships that acknowledge the complex drivers of health in the modern world, then authentically connecting that collective impact infrastructure to community quality of life and community wisdom.
Here at Healthy Gen we continue to find inspiration and hope in the incredible work being done every day, by many of you, to create enduring health equity. As you know, it's not easy work but it's important and critical work if we are to create the just, equitable and healthy world we all want to leave for our children...
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In this edition of HOPE Happens we explore 'grit,' building healthier communities by learning from Community Health Workers (CHWs), and request your support for mapping Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience initiatives throughout Washington state.
Healthier Washington convenes first Community Health Worker (CHW) Task Force, and we are excited to share with you the CHW Task Force Report! This incredible gathering developed actionable policy recommendations for our state to better understand how CHWs play a key role in achieving healthier communities, ensuring health care focuses on the whole person, and improving pay for services.
We are happy to be providing support to the statewide Community Health Worker (CHW) Taskforce being convened by Secretary of Health, John Wiesman, and Health Care Authority director, Dorothy Teeter.
Information from the first meeting on August 28th, 2015 can be found the Healthier Washington website here.
Great news for the HLC and great news for policy, systems and environmental change for health equity in Southwest Washington!
Recent Health Policy Support & Success Initiatives
Safe Streets – Speed Reduction
Healthier Next Generation
Invest $500,000 in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (helps low-income seniors, new moms and young children buy fresh produce directly from 560 Washington farmers through the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs)