ACEs Learning Institute "Hot Topics" Webinar

In this one-hour webinar Laura Porter and Melanie Gillespie explain why ACEs are powerful drivers of health. They will reveal new data about the proven practices for building resilience against ACEs. Melanie and Laura will also share useful resources for taking action with local decision-makers and will discuss the ACEs Learning Institute, a new initiative to provide support for those who are addressing ACEs in their communities.

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Celebrating 40 Years!

Foundation for Healthy Generations is turning 40 this fall! It's amazing, and a bit sobering to think about the legacy of 40 years of work. One way in which we will celebrate this landmark is by hosting a statewide two day conference on September 17 & 18 "Coalescing for Change: Community Based Health Solutions."

The conference will focus on combining "What Do We Know? Research, Emerging Science & Promising Innovations" and "How Do We Use It?" with a mixture of overview, deeper dive and facilitated working sessions sparking next steps towards "Hope Filled Action."  Registration is now open.

We hope that you will be able to join us to "Coalesce for Change," and join the conversations designed to enable hope-filled action and enduring health equity by knowledgeably weaving together community wisdom, emerging science and effective policy.

New Board Chair Appointed

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Rick Mockler as Foundation for Healthy Generations Board Chair. Rick Mockler is the retired Deputy Director of the Snohomish Health District where he worked for the past 22 years. He is the immediate past Chair of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials and is a long-term Board member of the Washington State Public Health Association. In 2003 he was a founder of the Public Health Roundtable, a coalition of organizations dedicated to securing a dedicated, sufficient and stable funding source for public health. Prior to coming to Washington, he served as Business Manager of the Crippled Children’s Division of the Oregon Health Sciences University. 

Rick received his BS in Political Science from Oregon State University and his Master of Business Administration from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

We are incredibly fortunate to have Ricks talents, experience, intelligence, and passion added to our work to create enduring health equity.