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(REF MSP16) Health and Medical Science Plenary Anne Quaadgras
September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Healthy Resilient Communities by design means bringing the social determinants of health into the set of interventions of health and medicine, to complement the clinical interventions which have up to now been the primary focus of medical scientific research. What makes a healthy community? Economic stabilityFood security Access to quality education Stable housing and neighborhoods Social and community support Access to quality healthcare. Realizing the promise of a health community requires working with the members of the community to design and build sustainable platforms that support increased community equity, health, and wellbeing, especially for people who are traditionally left out. This requires co-design process empowers community members to set priorities and have meaningful input into how those priorities are accomplished. Sustainable, affordable health and social services can be achieved by design when working with a community that aspires to be healthy and resilient. Medical and Social Behavioral science can be integrated into a lifelong intervention to maintain health living in thriving families.