The Seven Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being: A Framework for Community Action in Skagit County


The Seven Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being:

A Framework for Community Action in Skagit County


Webinar Description

What does it take for communities to thrive? This webinar will provide an overview of the seven vital conditions for well-being and illustrate how it can be a useful framework for conceptualizing holistic individual and community well-being. The presenters will demonstrate how the framework can help address issues related to a community response to mental health and well-being, substance use disorder, and substance misuse prevention in Skagit County, WA, with North Star Project. The framework is used by multiple state and federal agencies, including The Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience as a guiding framework to organize and take action on social determinants of health. The framework can support efforts to achieve the transformative change needed to build a strengths-based and community-driven response to creating conditions that promote well-being. This webinar is jointly brought to you by the Northwest PTTC, ATTC, and MHTTC.


Webinar Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify the seven vital conditions (thriving natural world, basic needs for health and safety, humane housing, meaningful work and wealth, lifelong learning, reliable transportation, and belonging and civic muscle). 
  • Develop a basic understanding of each of the seven vital conditions.
  • Learn about how a community is organizing their response to the mental health and opioid crisis using the vital conditions as a framework for promoting community well-being.


Date & Time

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Alaska
01:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Pacific
02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Mountain
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Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).



Chris Kelleher

Chris Kelleher
Chris Kelleher is a Portland, Oregon, consultant who works at the intersection of strategy, management, and language. He has held positions with Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of North Carolina. His client engagements focus on achieving meaningful progress by increasing coherence in thought and action. A frequent collaborator with ReThink Health, he is dedicated to developing cases and practices that drive equitable system change.




Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson serves as Deputy County Administrator for Skagit County.  Ms. Johnson has worked for Skagit County since 2003 and her background spans the fields of public health, nutrition, and organizational management.  Ms. Johnson has over 28 years leadership experience, with specific interest and experience in advancing organizational and community systems to advance the development of public policy that addresses community-level health and social problems.   As the prior Public Health Director for Skagit County, Ms. Johnson was committed to creating a culture of health and wellness for all of Skagit County, with an expanded focus on social determinants of health, strengthening public-private partnerships, increasing connection between public health and clinical health, and implementing an outcomes driven approach to program and policy development.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Management from Oregon State University in 1996, and then completed the Mid-Willamette Dietetics Residency Program, becoming a registered Dietitian in 1998.



Register for The Seven Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being: A Framework for Community Action in Skagit County




Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hours for completion of this live webinar event.



Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).

Starts: Feb. 7, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 7, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 7, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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