A Strong Neighborhood (formerly Strong Communities) grantee held national health equity conference
(10.14.13) Saint Luke’s Foundation grantee The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Health Policy Institute (HPI) recently held its third annual Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies National Health Equity Conference, PLACE MATTERS: Exploring the Intersections of Health and Economic Justice. Saint Luke’s Foundation co-funded the conference in support of HPI’s leadership role in advancing a PLACE MATTERS movement, which works to raise awareness around the community conditions that shape health and develop policy solutions at the intersection of place and health. This year’s conference focused on the relationship between community development and the creation of healthy spaces and places and convened key stakeholders, including grassroots leaders, elected officials, researchers, public health practitioners, policymakers, community development practitioners and community organizers. A noteworthy contingent of Northeast Ohio representatives attended the conference, including staff from organizations comprising the Cuyahoga County PlaceMatters team. Click here to read more about the conference.