Health Management and the Built Environment: What the Post-Obamacare Landscape Means for 'Health Districts'

APA California Chapter


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT

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Under the Affordable Care Act, public and private healthcare institutions and State governments were incentivized to partner, with the goal of providing higher-quality care to a broader portion of their respective populations. This expansion had a significant physical component, as greater insurance coverage and focus on preventative care encouraged investment in healthcare facilities and associated development. Some cities successfully leveraged this momentum, relying on multidisciplinary expertise, to plan and execute healthy communities centered around these assets.  This session will explore how planning techniques can align community and institutional goals through these types of partnerships to accelerate planning initiatives. Similarly, as California's aging population is expected to triple to almost 9 million over the next decade, we will explore supportive planning techniques. We will also explore the confluence of these different approaches through cities' 'medical district' initiatives, and how changes to the Affordable Care Act may affect similar efforts.


Judith Taylor

Judith Taylor, Principal with HR&A, brings 15 years of experience in land use consulting and community development. She has recently led the real estate market analysis and economic development and implementation strategy for a number of public- and private-sector led health districts in California. Read More

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