OMS-UCF: Planning, Health and Poverty: Understanding the Connections
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST
Orlando, FL, United States
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OMS-UCF: Planning, Health and Poverty: Understanding the Connections This year the series will focus on finding the intersection of Planning, Health, and Poverty with three separate lectures. The first lecture will provide the groundwork for the next two lectures discussing how planning professionals have the ability to improve the health of community residents through multiple strategies and to mitigate the impacts of poverty on the health of a community. The Seminar will provide insight on planning for public health through the following discussions. • Discuss how the built environment affects public health and the impact of poverty on health. • Describe the Mission of the APA Planning and Community Health Center. • Cover the Priority Areas and Projects of the Center. • Provide Details of the $2.9 million CDC Grant to help communities improve health. • Discuss Strategies to Mitigate Impacts of Poverty on Health. • Discuss the six steps of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA), including new directions for HIAs, local initiatives and resources. • Relate the Discussion to the Future of Planning for our Students The moderated panel discussion will be followed by a directed question and answer forum, including some question from the audience. Planners will leave with new strategies to mitigate the impact of poverty on the health of a community.