Moving Upstream: Working to Create Healthier Communities October 26, 2006. Presentation Outline:. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Overview Growing Up Healthy: Kids and Communities Project Profile: National Center for Healthy Housing project Final Remarks.
Working to Create Healthier Communities
October 26, 2006
“Looking beyond health care today for ideas that create healthier communities tomorrow.”
Social Economic Environmental Change
Center for Prevention
“Interventions to improve access to medical care and reduce behavioral risks have only limited potential for success if the larger societal and economic context in which people live is not improved.” - Institute of Medicine
Health is the state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
-World Health Organization
─Ichiro Kawachi, MD, 12/2004
Improve the health of Minnesota communities long term and close the health gap that affects many Minnesotans.
Evaluation and Shared Learning: Problem Amongst Minnesota’s Children:
Demonstrate how incorporating green building principles into low income housing rehabilitation improve resident health status.
Key Partners in this Project:
“Health status should be of concern to all policy makers, Problem Amongst Minnesota’s Children:
not merely those within the health sector. . . Wider social
policy will be crucial to reduction of inequalities in health.”
─ Michael Marmot
Chair, World Health Organization’s Commission
on the Social Determinants of Health