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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus

Salt Lake City: What Real Change Looks Like


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Now more than ever, United Ways have a tremendous opportunity to lead, coordinate and contribute to collaborative efforts that can improve their community’s health. In South Salt Lake, United Way of Salt Lake has adopted a comprehensive strategy through their Promise Partnerships, working with multiple partners to centralize health, education, and social services and create a community where everybody thrives. Check out this video to see how South Salt Lake is working to change “the trajectory of children for a lifetime.”

Lasting solutions like ones we see in South Salt Lake are the result of United Way’s national partnership with the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a joint effort between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Packed with tools and resources for local leaders, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps recognize that “much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office—in our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.”  On March 26th, the updated Rankings for 2014 will be released.


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