Vital Conditions Cohort

About the Vital Conditions Cohort

The group of North Sound partners working in the Vital Conditions Cohort are focused on addressing conditions vital for equitable well-being – food, housing, and financial well-being, as examples. This cohort is centered around the Vital Conditions for Well-being Framework, which is a collaborative, cross-sector approach to improving community health and well-being, rooted in the essential and interconnected social determinants of health. Cohort members include individuals and organizations – including social service providers, healthcare systems, public health agencies, advocacy organizations, tribal governments, and others. 

The Vital Conditions Cohort has identified three initial focus areas: 

  • Food Security, focused on ensuring people in our region have reliable access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food, looking for levers across the entire food system; 
  • Humane Housing, focused on addressing availability, affordability, and quality of housing, and supporting people who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity; and 
  • Meaningful Work and Wealth, focused on ensuring that community members have access to meaningful, purposeful work that meets their financial needs, and also addresses generational poverty. 

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