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Tuesday, October 22 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Can a University and Healthcare System Really Lead a Community Anchor-Mission Collaboration? The Weber State University and Intermountain Healthcare Story

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Fulfilling an anchor-mission can be accomplished in a variety of ways depending upon the needs of the community. Some anchor institutions are "going it alone" while others are collaborating with partner anchor institutions within the community. Such a partnership has been formed in Ogden, UT with Weber State University and Intermountain Healthcare leading the way. Five additional anchor institutions are part of the Ogden Civic Action Network with the following anchor-mission:

The Ogden Civic Action Network commits to intentionally apply our long-term, place-based economic power, intellectual assets, and human capital in partnership with our community to mutually benefit the long-term well-being of all involved. We also seek an economic system that ensures that equity, inclusion, economic stability and resilience are produced as a natural consequence of the functioning of the economy.

In this session Lisa Nichols, Community Health Associate Vice President with Intermountain Healthcare, Angela Choberka, Community Partnership Specialist with Intermountain Healthcare, and Bill Cook, Executive Director of the Ogden Civic Action Network will participate on a panel moderated by Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Associate Provost at Weber State University responsible for high impact programs. They will share what the secret sauce is, share the real results, and describe the grand plan.

With all of our anchor institutions bringing resources to the table and committing to the anchor-mission we expect significant impacts for our community. We will be removing barriers and creating opportunities that will impact the lives of individuals and families for generations to come.


Bill Cook

Executive Director, Ogden Civic Action Network, Weber State University
As the Executive Director for the Office of Community Development, Bill is leading the Ogden Civic Action Network initiative. The focus of the Network is to address the 30% poverty that exists in the East Central Neighborhood of Ogden. Even more challenging is the fact that 70... Read More →
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Dr. Brenda Kowalewski

Associate Provost, Weber State University
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Angela Choberka

Community Partnership Specialist, Intermountain Healthcare

Tuesday October 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
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