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 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’ is best measured by human health! This health is multidimensional: it includes physical, mental, social, and emotional health to support healthy and happy communities!
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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BeEnriched Buffalo was formed to educate children from K to 12th grades who lack internet or computer equipment in their households. This is in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This program has been funded through the generosity of Harmac Medical Products, The...
The Healthy Communities 2030! Team kicks off its new fiscal year for 2020-21 by appointing Lucy Connery as the new Executive Director! Founder of the Wellness Institute and long-time Executive Director, Phil Haberstro, reflects on his 30+ year journey of Creating...
The Healthy Communities 2030! Team has decided to join the WKBW Buffalo #BuffaloStrong Initiative where community members are challenged to respond to the COVID-19 Crisis. Participants in the challenge can buy a #BuffaloStrong t-shirt or hoodie, and $7 will...
- Walking Wellness 2020 – Goal 250 Million Steps ~ WATCH THE HEALTHY STEPS PROGRESS! 65% 65%
- 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
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