Governor Jay Inslee keynotes at Foundation for Healthy Generations 2014 conference, Coalescing for Change, to introduce the launch of Washington State's Healthiest Next Generation Initiative.
NEAR science is a cluster of science that stands for Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs, and Resilience. This cluster gives us a more whole picture of the experiences over the lifecourse and over generations.Laura directs the Learning Institute for Foundation for Healthy Generations. She oversees analysis of ACE and resilience data from Washington youth and adults, and works with local and state leaders to embed developmental neuroscience and resilience findings into policy, practice and community norms. Laura is an award winning public servant who is best known for directing systemic improvements to the child and family serving system in Washington. For 17 years Laura worked with Washington State officials and community and Tribal leaders to embed ACE Study and related neuroscience and resilience findings into policy, practice and community norms. Laura and her colleagues developed a unique model for improving the capacity of communities to deliver stunning results for a small investment. Communities using the model have documented reductions in the rates of seven major social problems and Adverse Childhood Experience scores among young adults.
Dr. Michael Ungar, Research Professor and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University (and one of the presenters at our 2014 Coalescing for Change conference), discusses a leadership strategy for building capacity to foster resilience. This presentation examines what resilience is and the principles that make resilience more likely to occur.
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Want to see what's in store for this years Coalescing for Change: Community Based Health Solutions conference? See the attached document for an overview of September 17th & 18th and learn about some of our featured researchers and practitioners!
Featured Key Notes
Tina Rosenberg Harnessing Peer Pressure for Behavior Change
We are thrilled to announce Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, winner of the National Book Award and author of Join the Club: How Peer Influence can transform the World, as our keynote speaker Wednesday, September 17th. Join the Club has been hailed as “timely, thoughtful and important” by the New York Times and well-thumbed versions of it have been passed around the halls of Healthy Gen since its publication in 2011.
Tina Rosenberg draws on academic research and stories from her own reporting for her book and her New York Times "Fixes" column for a fresh, surprising, and inspirational talk that will transform the way you think about behavior change. Rosenberg was also the first freelance journalist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.
Rosenberg's perspective is truly a global one. Through her speaking and writing, she displays what can be learned from the political and social experience of countries all around the world. Her other two books, Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism, dive into issues of global democracy, and ultimately how nations do -- and should -- deal with a repressive past. A compelling presenter, Rosenberg gives audiences the opportunity to engage with her on these issues.
Governor Inslee The Healthiest Next Generation
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will be a featured keynote speaker on September 18th at our statewide conference to share his vision about improving the health of Washington's children - the true future of our state. The Healthiest Next Generation initiative is one of Governor Inslee's top priorities focused on collaborating with and supporting our communities, schools and early learning centers to be places where all children are eating well and enjoying active lives, with the goal of replicating successful programs throughout the state.
Foundation for Healthy Generations was an early and ongoing supporter of the Healthiest Next Generation Initiative, working with state staff and the Governor's office on the drafting of the legislation and supporting its passage in the 2014 session. We are proud to provide continued support to this critical work and to welcome Governor Inslee to Coalescing for Change: Community Based Health Solutions on September 17 & 18 at the SeaTac Hilton.