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posted Jul 29, 2011, 12:16 PM by Dave Lucas @ Law Co Health & Wellness


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Rankings in Action: Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Tennessee


When you think of health, does local business come to mind?Chamber_CMYK

A healthy community attracts business and responsible businesses in turn improve the health of a community. This close relationship makes chamber of commerce members well situated as key partners and leaders in community health.

When the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce President Kyle Spurgeon saw the results of the 2010 County Health Rankings, he saw that the area's health conditions could be directly tied in to its economic prowess. He states, "What I realized was that because of these rankings, you can now compare apples to apples...When a company is evaluating Jackson as a prospective location, they look at key location criteria - and wellness outcomes are part of that location criteria search. All other things being equal, a healthier community stands a better shot at getting a project than one that's unhealthy."

On August 9, 2011 (2:00 CDT) Kyle Spurgeon will be the featured speaker on the Rankings in Action Webinar. Mr. Spurgeon will provide an overview of how the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce has used the County Health Ranking to improve the overall health and well being of his community. Please join us on what will be a great Rankings in Action webinar.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this or other County Health Rankings webinars.

I hope that you are able to join us for this informative and engaging session.

Take care and be well, 

Angela R. Russell, MS
Community Engagement Lead
Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health 
Population Health Institute
UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Phone: (608) 263-9310