How is your physical health related to personal income, housing, and access to high quality food?
A lot more than you might think.
Research shows that medical care only accounts for about a quarter of health outcomes, while half of a person’s ability to heal and recover from illness is determined by socio-economic factors.
What is being done in our community to meet our basic human needs, and what can be done to fill in the gaps? How can health care practitioners and social service groups work together to ensure better health outcomes for everyone?
Join the conversation on May 8 and be inspired by the innovative projects being done in Nelson.
The Community Conversation will bring members of the public together with local leaders in healthcare, social services and food security for a night of exchange, co-inspiration and future visioning.
The event will begin with an overview of the social determinants of health by public health consultant Diana Daghofer.
Panelists are Cheryl Dowden, executive director of ANKORS and co-chair of Nelson Committee on Homelessness, Corrine Younie, coordinator of the Age Friendly Project, Kim Charlesworth, general coordinator of the Nelson Food Cupboard, Valerie Warmington, executive director of Kootenay Kids and Dr. Lee MacKay, family physician at the Medical Associates Clinic in Nelson.
The conversation will be moderated by Rona Park, executive director of Nelson Community Services.
The Community Conversation is occurring in conjunction with the exhibit Good Medicine: Nelson’s Healthcare History, which is on display at Touchstones Nelson until May 18.
The Community Conversation will take place Thursday, May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson (502 Vernon Street).
Admission is by donation.