The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital are planning their eighth annual health symposium for March 25. The symposium will focus on “building a healthier, happier Dayton.”

UD, Miami Valley Hospital plan joint symposium

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital will host their eighth annual health symposium on March 25 in the college’s Kennedy Union.

The symposium, titled “Building a Healthy Dayton: Next Steps,” will feature a keynote address by Nick Buettner from the Blue Zones Project.

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The Blue Zones Project is a nationwide well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through changes to a city’s environment, policy and social networks, according to UD.

Five local health professionals will make presentations prior to Buettner’s address. Presenters will include Montgomery County health commissioner Jeff Cooper, according to UD.

Presentations will focus on the opioid epidemic, access to food and birth outcomes.

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