CONCEIVING THE IDEA OF DEVELOPING THE NATIONAL HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PLATFORM

This year, the Riverside University Health System -- Public Health's session proposal "Beyond Healthcare Forum: Charting the National Healthy Communities Platform" was accepted for the 2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. The intention of this session is to unify all existing efforts to advance the healthy communities movement under one creed. It is also intended to identify and disseminate existing healthy communities tools available to practitioners working on aspects related to the built, natural and social environments at the local, state and national levels.

ABOUT THE TITLE

The forum's title was inspired from the Beyond Healthcare Conference, held in Toronto, Canada in 1985. Dr. Trevor Hancock was the main organizer and Dr. Len Duhl delivered the keynote address to an international audience of medical health professionals that focused on his seminal "Healthy Cities" paper.

ABOUT RUHS-PH

For more than a decade, the Riverside University Health System--Public Health (RUHS-PH) has positioned itself as one of the leading local organizations in California fortifying the healthy communities movement. In partnership with other Riverside County departments, such as Planning, Transportation and Environmental Health, etc. and a vast network of planning, public health and non-profit organizations, RUHS-PH continues to explore opportunities to expand greater understanding of the social determinants of health and foster action to improve health outcomes.

Learn more about our journey