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The Healthy Communities Movement began in America in 1989, and is a global movement to address community health and quality of life. The Healthy Communities Movement is a strategic and comprehensive method to improve community health because it focuses on the social, environmental, economic, and human health dimensions that contribute to a community’s health!

Social/Civic Capital

Social Capital is the networks of relationships and social supports we have based on norms of trust and reciprocity. Positive Social Capital is associated with positive health!

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Our economy influences our health and quality of life through (un)employment, stress, mental health, and access to healthy foods and safety!

Human Capital

Human ‘Capital’ is best measured by human health! This health is multidimensional: it includes physical, mental, social, and emotional health to support healthy and happy communities!

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Our environment incorporates our air, water, and soil quality, and also focuses on our built environment like sidewalk safety, access to healthy grocery stores and quality schools!

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  • IMAGINE Buffalo Series

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    April 9, 2019

    1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    Architecture & Design

    12 Noon-12:30PM Video: Vaulting – A Look at Roofs

    12:30PM-1PM Speaker Megan McElfresh, Manufacturing Achieves New Heights in Stained Glass

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  • Imagine Buffalo Series

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    April 16, 2019

    1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    History & Future

    12 Noon-12:30 Video: The Judiciary and Lawyers in American

    12:30PM-1PM Speaker Bruce Fisher, Director,Center for Economic & Policy Studies, Buffalo State College

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  • Active & Healthy Health Fair

    10:24 am-1:00 pm
    April 24, 2019

    1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    Free & open to the public!

    40+ Community Organizations

    Demonstrations & fun exercise.

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Lucy Connery, Executive Director
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Buffalo, NY  14202

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