Live Well Omaha Health Summit
Last year Live Well Omaha presented a shocking health statistic to the community – that Omaha was ranked 142 out of 182 cities. Business and community leaders from across the metro acknowledged this crisis and reached out to form one of the nation’s most exciting collaborative efforts in transforming a community.
This year’s Live Well Omaha Health Summit on Nov. 30 will focus on ways to capitalize on the momentum while stepping back to assess the key people, organizations and institutions that play a part in Omaha’s health. The summit will also present an update on our community’s health status, demonstrate the tools used to chart, monitor and identify areas to improve Douglas County, and talk about new methods to plan our community’s future health initiatives.
“Through our collaborative partnerships we have already made amazing strides,” said Kerri Peterson, executive director of Live Well Omaha. “But, to make that leap to next level - where people feel this as a sustainable movement – we need to identify and foster additional relationships, which present additional opportunities.”
Keynote speaker Dr. Ross Hammond, Director of the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy at The Brookings Institution, will discuss systems modeling as a way to bring our community partners together to understand the influences on a community’s health and the opportunities to work for better health in ways never attempted before.
“A systematic review helps connect the dots,” said Peterson. “It helps us to recognize and articulate the many moving parts of the community – allowing us to leverage the positive.”
The summit also will feature Dr. Adi Pour, director of the Douglas County Health Department, who will release the Community Health Assessment.
Dr. Pour also will unveil and demonstrate a new online health indicators tool, which features real-time health statistics and ratings.
The 2011 Health Summit will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. Admission for the event is $45 per person (includes lunch). Individuals may register online at: http://www.nonprofitam.org/event-detail.aspx?2122 or by calling (402) 934-5886.
Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work is a community-wide effort that has a singular vision to make Omaha a healthier city to live, work, play, and raise children. This vision revolves around creating a physical and cultural environment that supports people in eating healthy foods and being physically active, at any time and in any place. Where the healthy choice becomes the easy choice. For more information, visit: www.livewellomaha.org.