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Healthy Community Show Featuring Sunset Striders Walking Club!

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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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  • 03

    Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    June 3, 2020

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

  • 05

    Independent Health Foundation Virtual Kids Run 2020!

    8:00 am-8:00 pm
    June 5, 2020-June 7, 2020
    A healthy community benefits everyone who lives in it. The Independent Health Foundation focuses on providing the Western New York community with the support and resources people can use to lead healthy lifestyles – today and in the future.
    Through their programs, seminars and events, the goal is to:
    • Promote positive healthy changes and behaviors in our community.
    • Provide health education and wellness screenings to underserved populations.
    • Empower individuals to become educated health care consumers.
    • Collaborate with local schools, community groups and businesses.

    Register today and report your steps to: https://healthycommunitynetwork.com/walking-to-wellness-campaign/

  • 10

    Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    June 10, 2020

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

  • 10

    NYS APHERD Zone Virtual Conference

    12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    June 10, 2020

    Keynote Speaker: ‘Teach Like a Pirate’ David Burgess

    Includes breakout sessions, program options, and option to receive CTLE Hours at conclusion of conference! Registration is first come, first serve basis. Register here before June 8th!

  • 13

    Global Wellness Day

    12:00 am-11:59 pm
    June 13, 2020

    An internationally recognized celebration of health and wellness! Take this opportunity to explore wellness resources, get outside and engage in wellness activities! Wellness incorporates not only physical health, but also social, emotional, economic, environmental, and mental health! Take time to take care of YOU. Contact us for more resources or explore our website: creatinghealthycommunities.org


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Lucy Connery, Executive Director
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY  14202

Phone: 716-851-4052