This summit will be held Thursday, 14 March at the Bishop O’Connor Center (702 S. High Point Rd). Dr. Jayne Greenberg (President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition) and Cindy Sisson Hensley (Co-founder of ConnectTIVITY) will join a group of local leaders to address health issues in the greater Madison community, with a special focus on Childhood Obesity, Health Disparity and Health Literacy. “Dane County can be a real leader in healthy living, but we still have a long way to go. We have national experts and researchers, topnotch healthcare providers, a farmer’s market second to none, and high profile events for active people,” said Aaron Doeppers, Manager for State and Local Obesity Initiatives for the national office of the American Heart Association and co-chair of the 2013 Healthy Living Summit. “But it is easy to forget that 24 percent of adults are obese and the 13 percent of our county’s children living in poverty don’t have the same healthy living opportunities. The goal of this summit is to bridge these gaps. We will inform, act, and energize toward building a healthier county for everyone.”
The Healthy Living Summit will provide a platform to examine the state of health within the community and start a meaningful discussion about what can be done to improve it, including various workshops, speakers and discussion panels. It’s a partnership between numerous health care providers and leaders, including; YMCA of Dane County, Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, Meriter Health Services, Access Community Health Centers, American Family Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association, Dean & St. Mary’s, Health First Wisconsin, Public Health Madison & Dane County, UW Health, and Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources. If you’re interested in learning more about the 2013 Healthy Living Summit please contact Sharon Covey (664-9622 ext.1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org).