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2013: Go Local for Health: Improving Connection to make Health a Community Conversation

Building on the momentum that emerged out of the 2012 Go Local for Health Summit, the South Mountain Partnership convened a second summit.

Bringing together more than 80 participants, the South Mountain Partnership hosted dialogue around shifting our understanding of health to be a proactive, comprehensive approach to healthy lifestyles and wellness. The Summit sought to identify priorities and needs in communities across the region, and share innovate approaches and lessons learned, and make connections and new collaborations to elevate the work that we are all doing to ensure the future of the place we live remains healthy and happy.

The morning’s plenary session featured representatives from the five local non-profit hospitals operating in the South Mountain landscape. As part of the Affordable Care Act, non-profit hospitals must now complete Community Health Needs Assessments every three years; these representatives introduced the process.

The concluding session was a Funders panel discussion, in which funders engaged in a discussion on funder priorities and how to think about funding collaborative community approaches to health and wellness.

Click here to view the Summit’s Program.

Sponsors: Carlisle Area Health & Wellness Foundation, Summit Health, WellSpan Health, PA DCNR, Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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