The Built Environment and Public Health Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CST
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Panel discussion addressing the topic of the built environment and public health in Arkansas. Panelists will bring variety of experience to the discussion by representing the fields of city planning, health, and parks and recreation. The overall goal is to discuss how the fields of planning and public health are related and how urban and rural communities in Arkansas can learn about what resources are available and how they can be applied locally. Questions/topics include:
· What is the role of city planning in improving public health?
· What are critical factors that contribute to making healthy communities?
· Are there programs at the state level aimed to improve public health in Arkansas?
· Are their resources, such as through the Arkansas Department of Health, to support healthy planning in rural communities?
· How is the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP) growing healthy communities?
· How do Hot Springs’ parks and trail help promote health and wellness?
· How important are master park, trail, bicycle and pedestrian plans in shaping healthy communities?
· What are roadblocks to improved public health in Arkansas?
· How do we motivate increased physical activity and determine its effectiveness?
· How has the relationship between public health and the built environment changed over time?
James Walden, email@example.com