Coalescing for Change: Community Based Health Solutions

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.

Healthy Gen Coalescing for Change Overview Agenda 2014.pdf

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences at Local Health Jurisdictions 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.

Addressing ACEs at Local Health Jurisdictions Webinar