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Last Updated: 9/29/2016

Investing in Healthy Communities: Ideas to Action for Healthy People, Places and Planet

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What is a "healthy community?" What successful strategies are communities using to collaborate across sectors to promote healthy people and strong economies? What are the opportunities for strengthening the interdependence between urban and rural economies? How are banks, CDFIs, philanthropy, and others investing to foster equitable access to health and prosperity for all? Why is investing in environmental sustainability important for people and places?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Incourage are collaborating with Adams County Health Department, Aspirus Review Hospital & Clinics, Inc. Avivar Capital, CAP Services, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Forward Community Investments, Impact Seven, Michael Best Strategies, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USDA Rural Development, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and the Wood County Health Department to host this event.

This daylong conference will share leading practices in healthy economic development, sustainability and investment, with a special focus on rural and regional approaches to move from ideas to action. The conference will also include strategies for ongoing collaborative work with a new administration in 2017. View agenda and additional information here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bankers, especially those involved with the Community Reinvestment Act
  • Community development finance leaders
  • Philanthropic leaders
  • Hospital and health system leaders, especially those involved in community health improvement work
  • Public health leaders
  • Community and economic development leaders
  • City planners
  • Local and state government officials
  • Education and faith-based leaders

We encourage you to attend with key partners for shared learning and collaboration. 

Conference Attendees Can Expect to:

  • Explore promising community development opportunities and sustainable, innovative financing strategies
  • Consider the interdependence of rural and urban communities
  • Learn how environmentally sustainable practices advance health and well-being
  • Grow and strengthen networks
  • Participate in collaborative action to realize healthy communities
More Information
Event Information
Event Contact
Community Development and Policy Studies

Registration Deadline
Monday, November 28, 2016

Hotel Mead
451 E Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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