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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!

Economic Capital

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!

Environmental Capital

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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Wellness Events

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  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    May 6, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

  • WNY WALKS! Community Advocacy Team Meeting

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    May 12, 2020

    VIRTUAL Meeting! Community members, leaders, and stakeholders join to discuss walkability and regular physical activity throughout Greater Buffalo and Western New York. Meetings are usually 60-90 minutes long and create opportunities to build social capital, share ongoing initiatives, and help create positive community culture change. If interested in participating, contact us at (716) 851-4052 or beactive@city-buffalo.org.

  • Healthy Communities 2030 Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    May 13, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    May 20, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

  • Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    May 27, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

  • Breaking Down Barriers & Learning To Be Comfortable Asking For Help

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    May 27, 2020

    Join the Facebook Live Conversation hosted by the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition. RSVP now or join May 27th at 12pm!

  • REACH Ferry Street Meeting

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    May 28, 2020

    The WNY WALKS! Team will participate in a call with the REACH Ferry Street Team to discuss the walkability intervention along the Ferry Street Corridor.

  • Connect Life 10th Annual VIRTUAL Walk!

    12:00 am-11:00 pm
    May 30, 2020

    The Walk was established to honor and celebrate donors, recipients, and their friends and families. The ConnectLife team is hoping you still join us to honor your loved ones and to spread the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 3 ways to participate. Learn more at https://unyts.akaraisin.com/ui/connectlife2020



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Lucy Connery, Executive Director
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Buffalo, NY  14202

Phone: 716-851-4052