The Washington Post hosted a summit on Wednesday, June 18 dedicated to discussing the topic of Health Beyond Health Care. From architects to educators, creative minds from across disciplines convened to look at innovative efforts currently in effect that are working to improve the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

VMDO Project Designer Dina Sorensen, LEED AP and Dr. Matthew Trowbridge from the University of Virginia presented “Made to Move: The Story of Buckingham County Primary School.” The school’s transformation was guided by a set of healthy eating and physical activity design guidelines which “nudge” healthy, active decisions as a response to the childhood obesity epidemic. The entire campus works to unlock the health and learning potential of 21st-century students while fostering design-research partnerships that re-define sustainability, human health, and professional collaboration.

 

The Washington Post’s “Health Beyond Health Care” summit is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with Whole Foods Market and the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Media representatives and RSVPs are encouraged to contact Jennifer Lee at jennifer.lee@washpost.com or 202-334-5207.

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