The purpose of this second meeting was to look at all the subcategories in a healthy community and see if there were any themes emerging that were relevant to Newtown. As a task force we are gaining traction on understanding a Healthy Community from a behavioral health lens. The categories that seemed to be prevalent in the conversation where Connectedness, Awareness, Education, Healthy Lifestyle, Access, Resiliency, Engagement, Physical and mental health. Articles listed above (The UNLV study and World Health organization) have been provided to all those in attendance and can be viewed from this site. The meetings are collaborative in nature and open to the public. Below is the agenda, minutes, and slide outline of the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-270-4612.
Community Forums are as follows:
April 10, 2018 at 8:00pm Edmund Town Hall
April 11, 2018 at 8:00am Municipal Chambers
Community Forums will be a chance for community members to talk about the questions: "What do you see are the elements of a healthy community" and "How would you know you live in a Healthy Community"
In an effort to collaborate across the community all "Defining a Healthy Community Meetings" are open to the public. There is research and literature to help to guide the definition, however it is essential that community members and community organizations are utilizing common language, together authoring the definition, and are all ambassadors in the spirit of a healthy community from a behavioral healthy lens. All meeting information will be posted here.