1. Diana Lindsay, an eight year cancer survivor, shares her story. Diana and her husband Kelly were with us for our 2014 Thriving Communities Conference: Lens on Health.

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  2. Kelly Lindsay and his wife Diana were with us for our 2014 Thriving Communities Conference: Lens on Health.

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  3. This video was produced by the Whidbey Institute with Aimie Vallat for our 2014 Thriving Communities Conference, Lens on Health.

    There are many ways to stay in touch—before, during, and after the conference! Visit our website, whidbeyinstitute.org, for information regarding the 2012 and 2013 conferences, photos, and more on the history of this movement and community of collaborators. We also are on Facebook (facebook.com/whidbeyinstitute). Join the conversation by asking to be added to the Thriving Communities group(facebook.com/groups/thrivingcommunities), or by liking our Thriving Communities Facebook page (facebook.com/thrivingcommunities).

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  4. This video was produced by the Whidbey Institute with Aimie Vallat for our 2014 Thriving Communities Conference, Lens on Health.

    There are many ways to stay in touch—before, during, and after the conference! Visit our website, whidbeyinstitute.org, for information regarding the 2012 and 2013 conferences, photos, and more on the history of this movement and community of collaborators. We also are on Facebook (facebook.com/whidbeyinstitute). Join the conversation by asking to be added to the Thriving Communities group(facebook.com/groups/thrivingcommunities), or by liking our Thriving Communities Facebook page (facebook.com/thrivingcommunities).

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  5. This video was produced by the Whidbey Institute with Aimie Vallat for our 2014 Thriving Communities Conference, Lens on Health.

    There are many ways to stay in touch—before, during, and after the conference! Visit our website, whidbeyinstitute.org, for information regarding the 2012 and 2013 conferences, photos, and more on the history of this movement and community of collaborators. We also are on Facebook (facebook.com/whidbeyinstitute). Join the conversation by asking to be added to the Thriving Communities group(facebook.com/groups/thrivingcommunities), or by liking our Thriving Communities Facebook page (facebook.com/thrivingcommunities).

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Thriving Communities III: Lens On Health

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The Whidbey Institute's Thriving Communities Initiative is an organic, whole systems approach that connects and supports informal leaders across and within communities through community gatherings, video storytelling, conferences, and projects. We’re


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The Whidbey Institute's Thriving Communities Initiative is an organic, whole systems approach that connects and supports informal leaders across and within communities through community gatherings, video storytelling, conferences, and projects. We’re in this together, and we know that our own strength is deeply rooted in the health and vitality of our South Whidbey and Cascadian communities.

At the 2014 conference, we premiered several short video documentaries—filmed by the Whidbey Institute—that demonstrate replicable examples of individuals and organizations doing exceptional work to impact community health in a manner which supports thriving. They include:

A local end-of-life care facility staffed by volunteers
A medical school whose mission focuses on the underserved in a very vulnerable community
A medical support fund supported by community investment
A co-op serving families in need of housing and healthcare.

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