What is a Healthy County?

Jul. 24, 2016 , 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
103 A

The health of a community is affected by a number of factors that include education, income, housing, transportation and access to healthcare. Counties play a pivotal role in setting community health priorities, developing programs to implement those priorities and foster important partnerships to sustain health improvement. This workshop is the first of a two-part series addressing the fundamental question: What makes a county health? Speakers will address multiple aspects of a healthy county, including cross-sector partnerships, investments in upstream health factors and data-driven programs. Attendees will also hear from peer counties about their efforts to create a healthy county.


  • Dr. Julie Willems Van Dijk, Director, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program
  • Ms. Rita Austin, Director, Tuolumne County (Calif.) Behavioral Health
  • Hon. Joan Garner, Commissioner, Fulton County, Ga.

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