Friday, May 4, 2018

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series


What are the elements of a healthy and equitable community?
How do we create conditions in which all children and families can thrive?
To foster collaborative thinking on these essential questions, ChangeLab Solutions has created the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series: a virtual space for exploring the topic of health equity. We’ll discuss how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential.
This publicly accessible series offers 6 strategic trainings—each including a blog post, a webinar, and an interactive expert panel—examining a range of topics from food systems to the built environment to preemption (see schedule below). Attend all the trainings or choose the ones that best address your needs and mission.
Each training will highlight and open up conversations about
  • the consequences of laws and policies that don’t take health equity into account—and how we can respond;
  • on-the-ground stories and innovations from community health leaders;
  • technical tools and resources to support your work in changemaking for health; and
  • thought partnership on strategic approaches, implementation, and enforcement.
The series will engage a wide audience, including public health lawyers as well as practitioners in health and planning departments, school districts, and health-oriented organizations and coalitions. Community champions—teachers, parents, and youth—can also exchange valuable insights in these trainings. Our hope is that you’ll leave the sessions inspired and prepared to tackle challenges in your community, equipped with new strategies and a holistic understanding of what it takes to build a healthy, equitable community.

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