Place Matters ... and Why Policy Matters, Too
January 13, 2015
PLACE MATTERS is a national initiative that builds the capacity of leaders and communities to identify and address the social, economic and environmental conditions that shape health and life opportunities.
With 19 communities, the organization supports change that targets the forces that shape our communities — those forces are institutions, systems and policies.
At this workshop, participants learned about PLACE MATTERS and the conditions that shape health and opportunities. They participated in a game that helped them better understand the role policy plays, and they learned why they should engage with policy makers to improve their health and the health of their communities.