Using & Interpreting Data in Planning for Healthy Communities
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PST
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Public health and urban planning data can be important tools in informing efficient and effective planning processes and decision making, identifying problems, the groups and geographic areas disproportionately affected by these problems, while vigilantly monitoring the conditions planning decisions are meant to positively impact. This session provides a general overview of data, how data can be used, public health and built environment indicators across a variety of healthy community domains, and the data available for quantifying these indicators to make decisions locally, here in Orange County. The session will also provide the opportunity for participants to interact with each other, discuss their current use of data to inform public health and urban planning decisions, communicate their data needs, and brainstorm solutions to resolve informational gaps.