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Entire community needs to share vision to reach goals, expert says at Boise summit

April 21, 2015View for printing

It's not about more money, more time and more effort.

Communities can make major improvements such as increasing the percentage of students who are ready for kindergarten or reducing rates of youth obesity -- by trying new approaches to collaboration and accountability, Joseph "Jay" Connor said Monday morning at a conference at Boise State University.

Connor, Learning Ovations founder and CEO, was the keynote speaker for the two-day Creating Healthy Communities Summit: Achieving Lasting Community Level Change. Organizers said the goal of the summit is to create a road map of specific steps for improving health in local communities.

By Katy Moeller

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