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The Healthy Communities Movement began in America in 1989, and is a global movement to address community health and quality of life. The Healthy Communities Movement is a strategic and comprehensive method to improve community health because it focuses on the social, environmental, economic, and human health dimensions that contribute to a community’s health!

Social/Civic Capital

Social Capital is the networks of relationships and social supports we have based on norms of trust and reciprocity. Positive Social Capital is associated with positive health!

Human Capital

Human ‘Capital’ is best measured by human health! This health is multidimensional: it includes physical, mental, social, and emotional health to support healthy and happy communities!

Economic Capital

Our economy influences our health and quality of life through (un)employment, stress, mental health, and access to healthy foods and safety!

Environmental Capital

Our environment incorporates our air, water, and soil quality, and also focuses on our built environment like sidewalk safety, access to healthy grocery stores and quality schools!

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Wellness Events

< 2020 >
October 11 - October 17
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    ITE Tonawanda Rail Trail Bike Tour

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    October 12, 2020
    NFTA LaSalle LRT Station Parking Lot, 3030 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14215

    Join ITE Upstate NY, Buffalo Section, for a bike tour and explanation of the Tonawanda Rail Trail.

    Please bring your bicycle and related riding gear. We will meet up in the parking lot to ride both the North Buffalo Rail Trail and the Tonawanda Rail Trail from LaSalle Station to the Empire State Trail at the Erie Canal in the City of Tonawanda. The ride will be 14.4 miles round trip. COVID-19 practices will be expected and respected. MASKS MANDATORY. We have 10 planned stops, each 8-10 minutes, along the route to review project history, background, planning, funding, design, coordination, construction, operation, and how the facilities are serving the community now and in the future. Presentation questions and answers will be integrated with the tour. Riders can return to point and place of beginning at the end of the tour.

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    Staff Call

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    October 13, 2020

    Weekly check-ins during quarantine that help the team touch base on
    ongoing and potential activities.

    Call in #: (978) 990-5000

    Access Code: 554-793

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    Virtual Block Chat Meeting

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    October 16, 2020

    The Division of Citizen Services, in conjunction with the Board of Block Clubs, hosts a virtual community engagement meeting every Friday at 12:00 pm. This includes reports from The Division of Citizen Services, The Board of Block Clubs, and often a Special Guest!

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  • Walking Wellness 2020 – Goal 250 Million Steps ~ WATCH THE HEALTHY STEPS PROGRESS! 76% 76%
  • Walking Wellness 2019 – Goal 125 Million Steps ~ GOAL SURPASSED AT 126+ MILLION STEPS TRACKED! 101.4% 101.4%

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Healthy Communities 2030!

Lucy Connery, Executive Director
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY  14202

Phone: 716-851-4052