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Incourage – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Investing in Health Communities
Ideas to Action for Healthy People, Places, and Planet

What is a "healthy community?" What successful strategies are communities using to collaborate across sectors to promote healthy people and strong economies? What are the opportunities for strengthening the interdependence between urban and rural communities? How are banks, CDFIs, philanthropy, and others investing to foster equitable access to health and prosperity for all? Why is investing in environmental sustainability important for people and places?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Incourage are collaborating with the Adams County Health Department, Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics, Inc., Avivar Capital, CAP Services, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Forward Community Investments, Impact Seven, Michael Best Strategies, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USDA Rural Development, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and the Wood County Health Department to host this event.

This daylong conference will share leading practices in healthy economic development, sustainability, and investment, with a special focus on rural and regional approaches to move from ideas to action. The conference will also include strategies for ongoing collaborative work with a new administration in 2017.

Who should attend?           

  • Bankers
  • Community development finance leaders
  • Philanthropic leaders
  • Hospital and health system leaders
  • Public health leaders
  • Community and economic development leaders
  • City planners
  • Local and state government officials
  • Education and faith-based leaders

We encourage you to attend with key partners for shared learning and collaboration.

 Conference attendees can expect to:     

  • Explore promising community development opportunities and sustainable, innovative financing strategies
  • Consider the interdependence of rural and urban communities
  • Learn how environmentally sustainable practices advance health and well-being
  • Grow and strengthen networks
  • Participate in collaborative action to realize healthy communities

 Wednesday, December 7, 2016
 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Hotel Mead
451 East Grand Ave
 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Registration Deadline:

Monday, November 28, 2016



Additional Info:

View the agenda

Questions? Please contact:
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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