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Free Business Networking Breakfast Scheduled Tuesday

Last Updated on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:09am | Business Resources

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. Submitted by Shelley Argabrite, Strategic Health Planner.
The Garrett County Health Department extends an open invitation for Garrett County businesses to attend the “Networking Breakfast” from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20th, in the Crawford Room, Wisp Resort, McHenry, for an informative discussion that’s designed to generate ideas and explore ways to utilize the Culture of Health Prize.
The Networking Breakfast is the second event made possible by funds received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2017 Culture of Health Prize awarded to Garrett County for its collaborative work in addressing the social determinants of health through such programs and systems developments as 2-G, the Garrett County Planning Tool (, and integrated services designed to improve health indicators for Garrett County residents.
“This event is the collective design of numerous agencies, businesses, and organizations working cohesively to embrace the spirit of the Culture of Health Prize, and bring about sustained collaborative work with traditional and nontraditional stakeholders alike to better understand the opportunities afforded to our county through this distinguished recognition,” said Kevin Null, Garrett County administrator.
Breakfast will be available for the first 50 attendees beginning promptly at 8 a.m. Monica H. Vinluan, J.D., senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will kick off the event, followed by a panel of local leaders explaining how they are specifically using the Culture of Health Prize to foster continued opportunities to improve lives in Garrett County.
The county is now part of an extended network of prize communities that embody innovative practices to improve population health, and have access to a wide range of resources that are available to assist the community with opportunities to work across sectors to learn from people in communities across the nation. Funding opportunities and ways to share that good work abound.
Please join us and learn what this means for you as an invested business in Garrett County.
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