How to Make a Healthier Community

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center
901 E Street NW, Washington, DC
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Eligible to attend: WRAG members and invited guests
Registration: Online registration available for WRAG members. Non-members: Email Rebekah Seder, seder(at)

To achieve a healthier America, we must change our approach to investing in health to affect the actual determinants of health, not just the consequences of ill health -- Alice Rivlin  
Social, economic, and environmental factors have more impact on health and life expectancy than medical care.  Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from Alice Rivlin, nationally-recognized economist at the Brookings Institution and co-chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America, on creating healthier communities through cross-sector collaborations.
Earlier this year, the Commission to Build a Healthier America issued a new report, Time To Act: Investing in our Children and Communities, with a set of recommendations calling for a realignment of resources and funding priorities to help build the “foundation for lifelong health."
This event will help us explore how, by connecting program areas such as education, community development, children and families, out-of-school time, public safety, racial justice, affordable housing, and the arts, funders can work together and with those in the public, business, and nonprofit sectors to make our region’s communities stronger and healthier. 
This event is co-convened by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' Healthy Communities Working Group and the Northern Virginia Health Foundation.
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