A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Healthy People in Healthy Communities

At the Loma Linda University School of Public Health we believe that wholeness is the harmonious relationship that exists when healthy individuals thrive in resilient communities supported by sustainable systems of health.

On March 2-3, 2017, the 44th Annual Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference will host the First International Symposium on Blue Zones Area Science. In the midst of celebrating the School of Public Health’s 50th anniversary, the 2017 Conference as an opportunity to honor our past and embrace the future of public health. For the first time, research teams from the five demographically and epidemiologically confirmed blue zone regions will converge under the same roof to share their findings, and draw present day application for modern communities.  With this Symposium we want to underline the university’s legacy of promoting health, longevity and wholeness, while creating a platform for exploring the role of blue zone areas as a paradigm for public health practice.  We’ll strive to better understand the drivers of health and vitality for effective, multi-disciplinary public health action aimed at improving conditions that make us healthy. 

Other prominent and internationally renowned leaders are also on the docket to join the discussion. These include Dan Buettner, founder of the Blue Zones® Project* and National Geographic Fellow, and Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health and one of the leading fore-thinkers in modern public health practice. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, United States Surgeon General VADM has also been invited! 

We are renowned for working to cultivate cultures of health and wholeness as demonstrated by our research on what makes individuals healthy, our engagement and action in our communities, and our focus on the systems of health that sustain all of us.

The 2017 Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference is our concerted effort to connect and engage with people to embark on innovative pathways for improving the population’s health, enhance overall well-being, and foster greater equity in our society. We want to join the national shift toward building a culture of health in America and across our global communities. 

Hosted on the beautiful Loma Linda University campus, the conference follows the university’s legacy of promoting health, wholeness and longevity – universal values rooted in our belief in the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Join us as we discover the interconnected landscape of our systems of health. Together, we will explore making health a shared value, foster cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being, create healthier and more equitable communities, and strengthen integration of health services and systems.

 

*Content courtesy of Blue Zones, LLC. Used by Permission. Blue Zones® is a registered trademark of Blue Zones, LLC.