We're used to dealing with health issues as they come along. But what if we could prevent them from occurring in the first place? What if we worked at 'upstream' causes instead of 'downstream' outcomes?
Communities are learning to look through a lens of health when engaging in planning and policies at all levels.
Everything from where we live to what we put into our bodies and feed our minds contribute to our health and well being. Some of these can be addressed at the community level, while others are personal choice.
Resilience grows as we build set of skills over a lifetime. It helps us manage stress and cope with adversity. Communities are the same. How can they persist through changing circumstances?
A healthy workforce is vital for overall community health and wealth. Choosing a 'Health-O-Nomics' approach can help. Focusing on the health of all raises the wealth of all.
Early negative events impact the health and well being of children and the adults they become. Communities are working together to prevent as many as they can while understanding the impacts they have on a community..
Small changes can have big impacts. Talking about these behaviors may be the first step in creating greater health for our communities.
Use of tobacco products is one of the top three behaviors that lead to more than 50% of the deaths in California. Tobacco companies are seeking new customers and our children have become a prime target.
See how communities are prioritizing community health, wellness and wealth through plans and policies.
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