Regional Health Summit in Gettysburg
Jul 30, 2012 11:20AM
Go Local for Health, a free, regional summit to unite community leaders, stakeholders and the general public on the issues of affordable and accessible healthy eating and recreation opportunities in south central Pennsylvania, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 18, at the Gettysburg Hotel, in Gettysburg.
As rates of chronic diseases and related risk factors continue to increase locally, a comprehensive approach is needed to address them. Go Local for Health attendees will be educated about current community efforts and national best practices, and participate in planning dialogues about promoting health regionally, with an emphasis on bettering access and knowledge of affordable recreation and food.
Gina Calhoun, the Copeland Center's national director of wellness and recovery education, will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss the link of mental health to healthy eating, exercise and access to the outdoors. Experts will also be on hand to discuss the media’s impact on health and wellness and how physicians can be community leaders for better health and more.
Location: One Lincoln Sq., Gettysburg. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit GoLocal4Health.blogspot.com.