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Bridges Into Health Workshop Held In Memphis

The public is invited to the upcoming Bridges Into Health Workshop: Strategies to Reduce Inequities and Improve Health Outcome son Friday, September 21, 2021, to examine the link between poverty, poor health and rising health care costs and what we can do about it.

The workshop will take place in the Saint Francis Hospital Longinotti Auditorium, located at 5959 Park Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by the Healthy Memphis Common Table and the Assisi Foundation.

Research links overall health to economic stability, education, safe and affordable housing, nutrition/food security, and other factors. Bridges Into Health dovetails the Bridges Out of Poverty concepts and tools with the growing body of health inequities research. Meaningful learning tasks, direct teaching, and large-group dialogue are integrated into this workshop.

The Bridges Into Health Workshop will be facilitated by Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A.Ed., co-author of the book, Bridges Out of Poverty. She is an expert in community alcohol/ drug treatment and prevention. She has presented in communities across the nation to assist them with embedding the Bridges Out of Poverty concepts within their policies and services for families and youth in generational poverty.

This workshop is recommended for community leaders from all sectors, human resource professionals and clinical staff at all levels in the private nonprofit and public health sectors, and those interested in addressing health in our community.

The cost of the workshop is $50, which includes coffee and lunch. For additional information, contact Healthy Memphis Common Table Project Manager Connie Binkowitz at gro.sihpmemyhtlaeh@ztiwoknib.einnoc or 901.800.5108. You can also visit www.healthymemphis.org.

The Healthy Memphis Common Table (HMCT) is a multi-stakeholder, nonprofit, regional health collaborative serving the Mid-South. HMCT’s vision is for Memphis to become one of America’s healthiest cities by addressing both the health and well-being of everyone in the community and by making improvements in the delivery of care.

The commitment of HMCT is to improve the quality of primary care, empower patients and caregivers, fight childhood obesity, reduce chronic diseases, and eliminate food deserts in low-income neighborhoods. Our initiatives include: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality program, Diabetes for Life, Let’s CHANGE, Project Better Care, and Million Calorie Reduction Match.

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