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Register for HIPMC's July 10th Meeting

Things change fast. What you'll get from this meeting:
  • How the Community Health Improvement Plan has moved forward since the April meeting
  • An opportunity to play a crucial role in creating real impact for the community with the CHIP by joining an action workgroup
  • A sneak preview of a new opportunity to promote your organization to HIPMC partners and learn about others
If you want to be involved in a collaborative project that moves forward our big goals of improving access to care, access to healthy food, and early childhood development, this is the time.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10th, 8:30am-11:30am
WHERE: Halle Heart Children's Museum, Tempe
MORE INFO: Register here
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Good Read
The Magic Number Of People Needed To Create Social Change

Ever thought that if you could just get more people committed to your cause, you could really get things moving? Turns out, there's a magic number of how many more you would need.

(Did we mention you're welcome to invite guests to the next HIPMC meeting?)

priority: access to care
Big Goals
ACS Launches Mission: HPV Cancer Free

The American Cancer Society is launching a new campaign to eliminate cervical cancer.

Mission: HPV Cancer Free aims to increase vaccination rates among 13-year-old boys and girls to 80% by 2026. Doing so would prevent an estimated 90% of HPV cancers.

Summer Institute: Multi-Sector Strategies To Achieve A Culture of Health

ASU's Summer Institute will focus on how to integrate healthcare with other sectors for a more comprehensive approach to health. Session topics range from using technology to improve outcomes after addiction treatment to smart justice to preventing intimate partner violence.

WHEN: July 17-20
WHERE: High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff
COST: Varies
MORE INFO: Site | Register
priority: access to healthy food
Good Read
It's Not A Food Desert, It's Food Apartheid

Karen Washington, "urban farming's de facto godmother," is interviewed about the role of food as health prevention, and how race, geography, and other social determinants of health are wrapped up in who eats what.  

Local Connection 
Examining The Connection Between Food Access and Health

The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities put together a piece on how food access and health intersect, along with evidence-based practices for improving health outcomes. 

Read More  

priority: early childhood development

Promote Literacy
Libraries Rock: Summer Reading Program

Libraries across the county have teamed up to counter the "summer slide." Get points towards prizes by reading, completing challenges, and attending library and community events. This program is open to children AND adults, so families can rack up points together. 

Prizes include free books, so this also helps readers build up their own libraries at home.

Food Access
Summer Lunch Buddies is Still On

Maricopa County WIC is offering Summer Lunch Buddies from June 4 to July 31. This program provides free, nutritious meals for anyone age 18 and younger--no appointment or WIC enrollment necessary. 

Please share broadly: 
other social determinants of health
Big Picture
Report: Maricopa County's Culture Of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has profiled several communities as part of its Culture of Health initiative, including Maricopa County. 

Take a look to see opportunities, challenges, and data specific to health in Maricopa County.

Collaboration = Change
A Movement To Save Millions

If you've heard HIPMC talk about the SCALE grant or SCALE initiatives, it's an approach that leverages community resources through collaboration to create change. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement funds
this grant through 100 Million Healthier Lives

US News talked with Dr. Somava Stout, vice president with IHI and the lead behind the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, to find out how communities across the globe are shifting mindsets about health to help millions. 

Health Equity
Save The Date: Arizona Health Equity Conference

Save the date for this year's Arizona Health Equity Conference, which will feature networking, scientific posters, speakers, and more. Agenda specifics TBA. 

WHEN: October 11th, 8:00am-4:30pm
WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix
MORE INFO:  Conference site
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