BEYOND HEALTHCARE FORUM:
CHARTING THE NATIONAL HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PLATFORM
 

February 4, 2017
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, downtown St. Louis, MO
*Registration to the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is required



WHAT TO EXPECT

The forum entails two parts:

First, a panel of experts will engage in a conversation about the orgin of the healthy communities movement, how we got to this point and potential scenarios of where we could be in the next five years.

The second part of the agenda will consist of a facilitated working group session in which participants will share their ideas about the content, purpose and future of the National Healthy Communities Platform.
 
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FORUM

The conference committee selected this session proposal under the ADVANCED category. As such, participants are expected to be well-versed in various aspects concerning the healthy communities movement.

Please visit the RESOURCES page to find selected materials that you can review in preparation for the Forum.

If you are affiliated to an organization, it would be helpful for you to familiarize yourself with its code of ethics and its stand on equity and social justice as they will be central to our work ahead.


ABSTRACT

For more than three decades, planning and health professionals have been nurturing what we know today as the healthy communities movement. Within the past five years, these collaborations, partnerships and initiatives have sprouted throughout the nation and are nurturing a new narrative and envisioning a more just and equitable society.

Government agencies, elected officials, professional organizations, the private and non-profit sectors, foundations, academics and community advocacy groups are breaking down the silos to achieve a vision guided under the lens of the social determinants of health. Although the movement has made great strides, efforts are still scattered and uncoordinated without a common national healthy communities strategy. This session is the first national convening of current major players and key representatives in the healthy communities movement.

The session seeks to chart a unified platform with strategies for policy development and implementation that advance equity in all aspects of the social determinants of health.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Acknowledge and learn major efforts that organizations and individuals have contributed towards growing the healthy communities movement.
  • Convene major players contributing to the healthy communities movement.
  • Chart the National Healthy Communities Platform: Begin the development of a cohesive strategy bringing all existing healthy communities efforts together.


SPEAKERS
 

ELIZABETH BACA
California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research





 
ERIK CALLOWAY
Changelab Solutions






 
MICHAEL OSUR
Riverside University Health System--Public Health





 
 
KATHERINE ROBB
American Public Health Association





 
DAVID ROUSE
American Planning Association






 
PAUL ZYKOFSKY
Local Government Commission






 
 
MIGUEL A. VAZQUEZ
Riverside University Health System--Public Health


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