Fostering Multi-sectoral Collaboration for Healthy Community Design

APA Hawaii Chapter


Friday, September 23, 2016
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CDT

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For a decade, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has been bringing partners together to work on creating communities that support physical activity. This session will share some strategies that have fostered collaboration in Hawai‘i, focusing on Complete Streets policy implementation and a community coalition, Get Fit Kaua‘i. Mark Fenton will incorporate his knowledge of national best practices to help identify ways to strengthen collaborative efforts among planning, transportation, public health, and community partners.


Lehua Choy

Invited Speaker

Lehua Choy is an Assistant Specialist in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She leads research and evaluation projects focused on physical activity promotion, including community coalitions and active transportation initiatives. She has a doctorate in public health (DrPH) specializing in community-based and translational ... Read More

Heidi Hansen-Smith

Invited Speaker

Heidi oversees the Prevention Branch of the Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, Healthy Hawaii Initiative – conducting statewide prevention efforts through policy, systems, and environmental change around increasing healthy eating and physical activity, and reducing tobacco use in areas that include: access to fresh fruit ... Read More

Mark Fenton

Invited Speaker

Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television. He's author of numerous books including the best-selling "Complete Guide to ... Read More