Creating Healthy Communities Roundtable
Thursday, June 15, 2017
noon - 4 p.m. CDT
White Plains, NY, United States
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The roundtable is an APA Planners4Health related event and will be professionally relevant for planners as it will provide a unique opportunity to engage with healthy community stakeholders and professionals. The roundtable will also provide a forum for cross-sector conversations and opportunities to learn from case study projects.
The planning related training objective is to explore and connect the New York Metro region’s intersections of health and planning and to lay the foundation for creating a tool kit for local decision makers to enable them to create healthier communities for all.
The roundtable’s specific training objective is to facilitate conversations and encourage learning among public health and planning professionals regarding how our built environment, the natural world, municipal planning and zoning, and other factors, affects community health and vice versa.
The event will meet these objectives through the following:
1. Introduction to the Planners4Health initiative and the importance for Diversity Considerations by Tracey Corbitt, AICP, Chair of LGBTQ and Planning Division and Gina D'Agrosa, AICP, NY Metro Chapter Executive Committee.
2. Status of Health in Our Region, Mandu Sen, Senior Planner, RPA. Ms. Sen will present the state of the New York metropolitan region’s health as well as its urban systems that influence health outcomes. She will report on the analysis of health outcomes in the region with their potential causes and associated factors by reviewing key systems in the region through the lens of health determinants.
3. NYS Prevention Agenda and Health Across All Policies, Sylvia Pirani, Title, New York State Department of Health. Ms. Pirani will discuss NYS intitiave to incorporate public health in all policies. The NYS Prevention Agenda is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, socioeconomic and other groups who experience them.
4. Cross sector panel discussion with representatives from APA member speaking about food policies, AIA member speaking about the NYCEDC Sea View Healthy Community on Staten Island, ASLA member speaking about design of parks using public heath outcomes in mind, NYSPHA member (New York State Public Health Association) speaking about county health initiatives, and Open Door Family Medical provider speaking about healthy communities targetting minority and underserved populations: Gina D’Agrosa, AICP, Moderator. Each speaker will discuss the health initiatives of their professional affiliations that contribute to creating a healthy community.
5. Roundtable breakouts to discuss:
What is most import to creating a healthy community?
What are your individual healthy community initiatives?
What are the opportunities and constraints of working collaboratively?
How can we work on or build upon to create healthier communities?
6. Roundtable reporting of conclusions.
Attendees will learn about the components of a healthy community -- where people work together to improve the social and physical environment to achieve health for all and:
- strives to improve the physical and mental health of its residents
- embraces diversity, connects people and resources
- works for health equity and eliminating disparities
- offers a safe and nurturing environment for everyone to thrive
- is designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people
- provides accessible and affordable transportation, housing, healthcare services, nutritious food and physical activity opportunities
The roundtable will be a resource for the Planners4Health Task Force, a multi-sector collaboration, to create tools to foster the creation of healthier communities in the NY Metro region.
Tracey Corbitt, AICP
Munro Johnson, AICP
Confirmed SpeakerNYS Department of Health
Patricia Schnabel Ruppert
Gina D'Agrosa, AICP
Tracey Corbitt, email@example.com