A healthy population is the cornerstone of a strong economy, and good health begins in childhood. Addressing critical health challenges, particularly those affecting children, not only improves a community’s quality of life but also helps build a healthy, stable workforce for the future.
The Appalachian Regional Commission’s September 2011 Healthy Families: Healthy Future conference will bring together health experts and community leaders to examine key health issues and highlight successful health-care programs in Appalachia, with a special focus on children and families.
Concurrent session topics will include:
* Expanding health-care access for children
* Creating community-based approaches to disease prevention
* Preventing substance abuse among adolescents
* Supporting initiatives to lower rates of obesity and diabetes
* Improving children’s oral health
* Using information technology to improve the quality of health care
* Promoting health-care workforce development initiatives
Join your colleagues for this opportunity to learn how your community can build a strong foundation for a healthier future!
The conference will be held September 7-9 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, an area known for its recreational opportunities and heritage attractions. Conference events include a musical performance by the Mountain Arts Center’s Kentucky Opry.
Visit the conference Web site for agenda and accommodations information and to register!