Plan4Health Series: Assessing the Healthy Communities Landscape
Friday, September 1, 2017, midnight
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, midnight CDT
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Planners4Health — Session One
The first webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on the healthy communities movement and builds the context for this work. Participants will learn about approaches to evaluating the political, social, and economic landscape of the healthy communities movement while discussing options for pushing forward a healthy communities agenda in a variety of settings.
There are many levers of opportunity in plans, policies, and partnerships to build health and equity into the business is done in the planning field. As a part of this conversation, participants will also discuss how planning how perpetuated the production of health inequities and how to re-engineer systems to produce health equity for all.
The Austin, Texas, Plan4Health coalition will share success, challenges, and lessons learned from their work on the ground.
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Carla Blackmar is the Project Manager for the Public Health Alliance of Southern California where she leads work to advance health equity through policy, systems and environmental change. Her recent work has focused on developing clear guidance on how to maximize the health co-benefits of investments and plans ranging from the very large (statewide grants and regional planning) to the very small (Active Transportation Program projects). She came to Public Health from a background in city planning and community engagement, and is consistently energized by the human-centered approach of her Public Health colleagues. Carla holds an MA in City Planning from San Diego State University, and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard. When not at work, you can find her biking/ walking/ busing with her kids on the streets of Los Angeles.