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La Crosse's Annual Health Summit focuses on health equity

La Crosse's Annual Health Summit focuses on health equity

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse county held its Annual Health Summit Friday aimed at finding ways to reach the goal of La Crosse becoming the healthiest county in the state by next year.

This years event is focused on re-energizing local health coalitions.

Jordan Bingham, a health equity coordinator at Public Health-Madison and Dane County was the keynote speaker. She offered solutions to challenges such as ensuring racial and social equity in health matters.

"There have been some conversations around health disparities or some populations not doing as well in terms of health and health outcomes as others and so trying to create a situation where we can ask the right questions and figure out what is really contributing to those health outcomes," said Bingham.

According to the county health ranks, La Crosse is number 19 in the state for overall health.

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