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Wild, Wonderful & Healthy West Virginia partnered with Build Healthy Places Network to develop an actionable guide that emphasizes the importance of centering community voice in defining problems and crafting policy solutions that advance the Seven Vital Conditions for Community Health and Well-Being.
The scan is intended to support the efforts of West Virginia communities as they work through multisector collaborations to advance the health of residents by designing programs and policies that improve rural prosperity and equity. Policy plays a powerful role in reshaping how communities operate and how health happens through zoning laws, local investments, and other policy levers. This guide’s set of policy examples prioritizes building a shared future and creating equitable rural communities where all people and communities are treated fairly, regardless of their race or socioeconomic background.
This scan was funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Visit their website to learn more about how this organization is promoting economic well-being and quality of life in West Virginia communities.