SLHI’s healthy eating and active living (HEAL) investments are rooted in the obvious: how we feed and care for our bodies, families and communities plays a foundational role in overall health and well-being.
Individually or writ large, “health” ultimately depends on the choices and actions we take, but a multitude of factors precede and influence those choices and actions.
Significant change that improves health occurs when preceding factors – in some cases just one factor, or often a combination of them – are addressed in a given situation. Built environment (including but not limited to the presence and accessibility of recreational venues), availability and affordability of quality foodstuffs, historical and contemporary cultural influences and municipal, state or federal policies (related to food, health, transportation, education and recreation) are examples of the factors that bear influence and therefore attract attention and investment.
We can heal what ‘ails’ us by working upstream to larger issues of community health and well-being. The facts, the work, and the forward momentum of talented and passionate people prove it. Learn more:
Get the facts. ‘What gets measured’ largely tells us that what we’ve created conditions for a continuing decline in overall health and well-being.
See the work. From white papers to community gardens and a number of things in between, SLHI is partnering with engaging community assets to discover HEAL-ing opportunities.
Get engaged. If you have a passion for HEAL-ing, join us in dialog, discussion and development of new opportunities.