Health Happens Here
Health Happens Here is a new way of thinking about what
makes a community healthy. It challenges us to look beyond doctor visits and
diets to the root causes of good or poor health. It also reminds us that
everyone has a role in making health happen in their own community.
Imagine what a truly healthy community looks like. It's a
place where everyone has a chance to thrive. It offers equal access to healthy
food, green spaces, quality healthcare, education, and employment. It’s a safe
and nurturing place for families. What other qualities do you think make a
Family Resource Centers
(FRCs) know that strong families are the foundation of healthy communities. A truly healthy community invests in many forms of
prevention and uses its resources to create conditions that make it easier to
stay healthy. If your community lacks some of the basic ingredients for health,
it’s time to do something about it!
to Make Health Happen? Here’s What You Can Do!
Post pictures and
ideas about how to make health happen in your community on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
using #StrongFamilies or #HealthHappensHere. Incorporate the Health Happens Here pin drop symbol
into your next event or activity to mark the people, places, activities, and
ideas that are moving your community in the right direction.
- Help grow the demand for
policies that strengthen families and communities. Connect with your elected
officials and share your ideas for making health happen in their district. Sign
up for their e-newsletter, attend their community events, and schedule meetings
with them at their office.
some key concepts about the true meaning of health with your community:
Join the movement for strong families and healthy communities by following CFRA on Facebook,
Twitter, and LinkedIn. Sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up with news, events, and advocacy
- Strong families are the foundation of healthy communities.
doesn’t just happen in a doctor’s office. Health happens where we live, work, learn,
zip code shouldn’t determine your life expectancy, but it does. How long you
live may depend on where you live.
all play a role in making health happen. What would make your community
stronger, safer, and healthier?
emotional, physical, social, spiritual, financial, and environmental are all
different types of health. Can you think of other types of health?
- Use our slideshow (in English or Spanish) to help facilitate client discussions about social determinants of health and local health equity issues.
Visit the Health Happens Here community at
CalEndow.org/take-action for more ideas to transform health where you live,
work, learn, and play.
Use ChangeLab's A Guide to Building Healthy Streets to turn a complete streets policy into action!
This resource discusses five key steps for effective complete streets
This resource can help you start collaborating to achieve your community’s policy goals and create
happens when communities invest in strong families. Visit this page to get updates on how health is happening
in your neighborhood.