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You’re Invited to Attend the 2019 Voices for Healthy Kids Summit October 22-24 in San Antonio, Texas!

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 Voices for Healthy Kids Summit from October 22-24 in San Antonio, Texas!

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The Voices for Healthy Kids Summit (formerly known as the All Grantee Meeting) brings together leaders dedicated to making each day healthier for all kids through policy change. Over the course of three days, campaign leaders, advocates and national stakeholders will learn from one another. The goal – to make us all stronger community health advocates.

This year we will build storytelling and communication skills to inspire and motivate policy and community change. We’ll also recognize and explore areas that impede our progress on health equity as we examine communicating across cultures and experiences. Networking and sharing will be core to the summit. 

As with all Voices for Healthy Kids events, the sense of place is vitally important. That’s why we’ll work alongside the people of San Antonio, especially taking time to explore the history and current cultural experience of the local Native American community and to learn from the vibrant LatinX culture of the River City. These experiences will help us better understand and engage with our home communities.

Over the course of this three-day summit, you'll learn how to:

  • Use stories and communication skills to inspire and motivate policy and community change 
  • Recognize and explore areas that impede our progress on advancing equity 
  • Network and connect by region, issue and campaign expertise 
  • Highlight success, lessons learned and best practices 

This is going to be an exciting opportunity for us to all grow individually and collectively!

Target Audience:

We invite all campaign leaders working to change policy that make the places live, learn and play healthier! Including:

  • Policy Campaign Leaders
  • Advocates
  • Current and past Voices for Healthy Kids grantees
  • Fertile Ground grantees
  • Voices for Healthy Kids stakeholders and movement leaders including:
    • Strategic Advisory Committee, Grant Review Subcommittee, Coalition Leads and IIE Leads.

Register today!

Please visit the summit website for additional information including travel, agenda, materials, etc.
 
Travel Coverage
Funding for travel to this meeting is built into the budgets for current Voices for Healthy Kids grantees (as of October), coalition and IEE leads, and contractors.
 
Voices for Healthy Kids will reimburse travel expenses (according to the travel policy) for Fertile Ground Grantees and Voice for Healthy Kids National Stakeholders (including one representative from each Strategic Advisory Committee organization and Grant Review Subcommittee members).
 
Voices for Healthy Kids has set aside limited funding for travel expense stipends for those interested in attending but may not have the budget to support attendance. If you are interested in attending the Voices for Healthy Kids Summit and need financial support to do so, please complete this stipend request form. All requests will be reviewed and decisions will be made within one week. Stipends are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can apply for a stipend here.

Questions?

Please contact voicesforhealthykids@heart.org.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!