Dr. MaryLynn Ostrowski: May 25, 2016

READY TO CREATE A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY?

JOIN THE HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE

FIND OUT HOW YOUR CITY CAN EARN RECOGNITION AS A “HEALTHYCOMMUNITY50” – ONE OF THE TOP 50 CITIES AND COUNTIES COMMITTED TO MAKING THEIR COMMUNITIES HEALTHIER

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Dr. MaryLynn Ostrowski, PhD

Executive Director of the Aetna Foundation

What do Tulsa, Cleveland, Kansas City, San Diego, Durham, and New Haven have in common? They’ve signed on to the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a new initiative to provide recognition and awards totaling $1.5 million to communities showing measurable changes in health and wellness. The Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the National Association of Counties will award innovation in just 50 small to mid-size cities, counties and federally recognized tribes making significant positive health impact.

According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 Americans, 94 percent are willing to do something to make their communities healthier. The future of public health is changing, and it’s up to community leaders to tap into the unique resources in cities and counties to make measurable improvements.

Healthy Cities and Counties:

  • Promote healthy behaviors.
  • Focus on community safety.
  • Provide abundant space where people can work, live and play.
  • Enable people to have enjoyable social experiences, and ample work.
  • Are clear of pollutants and provide communities with access to healthy food and clean water.

 

MORE ABOUT DR. MARYLYNN OSTROWSKI:

MaryLynn Ostrowski is Executive Director of the Aetna Foundation, responsible for operations of the regional, national, and international programs and team. She also oversees the Foundation committee meetings, and works closely with Aetna’s community relations team.

Lynn earned her B.S. in Health Fitness, and her M.Ed in Health Promotion & Wellness Management from Springfield College, as well as a Ph.D in Health Psychology from Capella University. She is a master trainer for Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

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