PA Healthy & Active Communities Summit

Capital BlueCross DCNR

Overview

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is pleased to present the inaugural Pennsylvania Healthy & Active Communities Summit.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hershey Country Club
1000 East Derry Road
Hershey, PA 17033
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Capital BlueCross

Major Sponsors
Highmark Inc.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Supporting Sponsors
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The Hershey Company

The Summit is designed to activate leaders throughout the Commonwealth and provide them with the resources and strategies necessary to create communities that promote healthy, active living.

Who should attend?

  • Healthcare providers
  • Recreation professionals
  • Local and county government
  • Community health professionals
  • School personnel
  • Faith-based leaders
  • Consumers/Families
  • Others interested in the health and well-being of today's families

Why host a Health Summit?

Since 2007, the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to highlight outdoor play and recreation in Pennsylvania’s State Parks as a great physical activity opportunity for youth and families.

The Summit is being planned in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and will help advance Goal 1 of Pennsylvania’s 2009-2013 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, "Strengthen Connections between Outdoor Recreation, Healthy Lifestyles, and Economic Benefits in Communities."