Forging Healthier Communities through Civic Engagement

Friday, June 23, 2023


This session will explore how strong civic engagement helps build and support healthy, thriving communities.  When we vote, organize, volunteer, and create spaces and opportunities to connect with others, we join in the shared responsibility of nurturing our collective well-being. From cultivating communal gardens to uniting a sisterhood of walkers to mobilizing healthcare providers to vote, we’ll hear from local leaders who are taking action to strengthen the civic health of their communities.


  • Morgan Dixon, Co-founder and CEO, GirlTrek
  • Stephen Lucke, 2023 Healthy Communities Fellow & Founder of Gardopia Gardens

Moderated by:

  • Mia Birdsong, Author, How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community
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