2022 NACo Healthy Counties Forum

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2022 NACo Healthy Counties Forum

Join your peers for an interactive event that will focus on strategies for equitably addressing systems that impact the social determinants of health, particularly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thu. April 07
1:45 pm

Counties are seeking innovative ways to address county residents’ reported struggles with mental health and substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feelings of isolation, loss and trauma have only increased this need, but county leaders have found innovation solutions to help their community members through this tough time. This moderated meetup will allow participants to discuss opportunities and solutions to addressing this challenge.

Counties are improving access to healthy, affordable food to help residents live avoid the negative health outcomes associated with poor nutrition. Nationwide, low-income communities and communities of color still have the least access to healthy, affordable and nutritious foods. County leaders are supporting innovative partnerships and funding mechanisms to get healthy foods to the people and communities that need it most. This moderated meetup will allow participants to discuss opportunities and solutions to addressing this challenge.

3:00 pm

Our built environment, including our homes, workplaces, streets, neighborhoods, infrastructure, buildings and parks, is a strong predictor of health outcomes and health status. Many counties are realizing that investing in neighborhoods, including green spaces and access to work, education, commerce and more can have positive impacts on community health. This moderated meetup will allow participants to discuss opportunities and solutions to addressing this challenge.

Counties are responsible for the health of our residents from the time they are born and across the lifespan. As the nation’s population rapidly ages, counties face increasing demand and challenges in providing comprehensive systems of care to older residents. County leaders have found innovative ways to support older adults facing isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic through partnerships and technology. This moderated meetup will allow participants to discuss opportunities and solutions to addressing this challenge.

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