Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00:00 PM MDT - 1:00:00 PM MDT
Community Development 101 with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). This interactive webinar will provide an overview of the community development sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing social determinants of health through the development and financing of affordable housing, grocery stores, community centers, health clinics, and services in low- and moderate-income communities. Presenters will focus on the sector’s alignment with the health equity goals of public health, shared measurement strategies, and emerging opportunities for cross-sector collaboration for city and county health departments as a result of the Affordable Care Act and new private investment vehicles. The presentation will conclude with an interactive discussion with audience members about the role of community development in future public health research and practice.
Renee Roy Elias has worked for a decade as a community planner committed to neighborhood revitalization, health, and food security in low-income communities. Prior to joining the Network, Renee served as Principal Consultant of City Food Strategies. There, she worked with community-based organizations and public health agencies to implement urban grocery stores, community gardens, and other health-promoting community development projects.
Daniel Lau is a nonprofit professional working to support communities become more healthy, successful and resilient. Before coming to the Network, Daniel was the Programs Director at Mission Asset Fund. At MAF, he managed the expansion and implementation of Lending Circles, a group savings and credit-building program. Building partnerships all across the country, Daniel contributed to a movement of safe and responsible access to financial capital for hardworking families, opening doors for economic advancement and self-sufficiency.