Self-Healing Communities Articles

shc modelRobert Wood Johnson Foundation commissioned an article on  Washington State’s Self-Healing Communities: A transformational process model for improving intergenerational health.

The powerful article by Laura Porter, Kimberly Martin, and Rob Anda reflects the learning of the Family Policy Council and our states Community Public Health and Safety Networks.!AiqfWKZGqfBJgagKHpYZm31vbD5epQ  

Community is at the center of the efforts, community capacity building.  Also key is a complexity and adaptive learning approach to addressing the prevalent issue of the community.  The third essential element is an understanding of trauma and supporting systems and communities to adapt their strategies rooted in understanding of trauma and brain science.

The potential cost savings from taking such an approach are significant.  One of the many things I admire about the work of the Family Policy Council was their commitment to data and measuring their impact and their learning.

The sister article to the one above is a case story that details the level of cost savings secured with small investments.  I look forward to the day we can re-invest these types of savings back into the communities that created them to continue to accelerate the impacts.!AiqfWKZGqfBJgagNkFohw49gS4Y3lg

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