A new APHA webinar may be of interest to you and your networks. Register today at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=hxzwibj2i1lk.
Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Planning through a Health Equity Lens
Webinar: July 18, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
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 will feature stories of successful collaboration between public health and planning in Seattle and Fort Worth, Texas, and demonstrate the positive impact attention to health equity has in neighborhood planning. Register now: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=hxzwibj2i1lk
Understand the importance of equity considerations in planning and how a focus on health can serve as a way to engage the community in the planning process and be a guide for prioritizing planning strategies.
Discuss the Healthy Living Assessment developed in Seattle and its use as a tool to include health in the planning process at the neighborhood level and use health as the guide for developing the neighborhood plan.
Identify the various strategies the Fort Worth Planning Department has utilized in neighborhood planning, particularly regarding equity concerns, and discuss the sustainable urban villages the department has been working on.
Demonstrate how the Tarrant County Public Health Department has been a partner in the planning process.
Explain how planning is integral to improving health throughout the county and what kind of capacity needs to be developed so that planners and health professionals can better work together. This webinar will be recorded and archived on APHA's website
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Eloisa Raynault | American Public Health Association | 800 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001 | Transportation, Health and Equity Program Manager | o: 202-777-2487 | http://apha.org/transportation