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Get Up & Go hosts a Health Policy Summit every year. The theme of the Health Policy Summit becomes Get Up & Go’s theme for the following year.
At each Health Policy Summit, community leaders, stakeholder, and health professionals spend a day learning about strategies for building healthy communities and discussing ways to effectively work together to improve the health of St. Clair County.
The 8th Annual St. Clair County Health Policy Summit will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm. It will be located at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights, IL. Online registration will be available starting January 15, 2017.
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The theme of our 7th Annual Health Policy Summit is Embracing a Culture of Health and Wellness
Health, including wellness is one of life’s most important assets. It’s more than just the absence of physical disease; but also includes many dimensions such as social, emotional, and spiritual. The 7th Annual St. Clair County Health Policy Summit will explore implications of shifting our perspective from treatment to prevention – focusing on the new reality. This new reality would be undergirded by shared values and commitment to health for all regardless of age, race, neighborhood, or economic circumstances. Embracing a culture of health and wellness necessitates authentic collaboration from policy-makers, civic leaders, educators, employers, and residents. All of these key players should plan to attend this year’s Health Policy Summit, to learn more about the Culture of Health and Wellness and begin this important conversation.