With technology booming by the second, it’s impossible to attend every e-conference or participate in every webinar that sounds interesting. Fortunately for us, the American Public Health Association archives their webinars and we can view them when it’s convenient.
This one is worth a look–especially for anyone bridging the gap between planning and health.
Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Planning through a Health Equity Lens
The Community Transformation Grant program creates healthier communities by making healthy living easier and more affordable where people work, live, learn, and play. Communities are encouraged to make structural changes to the built environment and establish policies that facilitate healthier living through the development and implementation of initiatives that prevent chronic diseases. This approach is particularly critical in communities with the greatest health and economic disparities. This webinar featured stories of successful collaboration between public health and planning in Seattle and Fort Worth, Texas, and demonstrated the positive impact attention to health equity has in neighborhood planning.
Presentation 1 (I particularly like the photos at the end with the “This is public health” stickers throughout a community)