The inaugural 2016 National Funding Resources and Training Summit to Revitalize Vulnerable Communities brought together a diverse range of stakeholders and sectors to provide participants with a wide array of best practices, networks, resources, tools and techniques to build healthy, sustainable and economically thriving communities.
The Summit sought to foster the building of long‐lasting, collaborative partnerships and expand the collective capacity to support our most vulnerable communities on their journey of moving from “Surviving to Thriving.” The Summit sounded a call to action to shift paradigms and rewrite the false narratives that say investing in these communities doesn’t make sense and doesn’t yield positive results.
Communities, when given the opportunities, tools, and resources, can speak for themselves and move from surviving to thriving creating positive economic change, reducing negative environmental exposures and improving health outcomes.
Recommendations and Next Steps
- Next step conference calls per Tracks
- Educational webinars throughout 2017
- Potential regional Summit discussions