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March 30 Teleconference and Twitter Q&A: How Healthy is Your County?

Publication date

Friday, March 25, 2011

TELECONFERENCE: HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR COUNTY?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Wisconsin to Release 2011 County Health Rankings

March 30, 2011
10:00-11:00am EDT 

NOTE: Teleconference registration is now closed. A recording of the teleconference will be available starting at 11:00 a.m. ET on March 30, 2011 at 800-283-8486.  

Join us for a teleconference on March 30th from 10:00-11:00am EDT as we release the 2011 County Health Rankings, ranking nearly every county in every state in the nation on their overall health. The Rankings provides a standard way for counties to see where they are doing well and where they are not so they can make changes to improve health.

Among the topics to be discussed:

  • How counties measure up within each state in terms of how healthy people are and how long they live
  • How factors such as tobacco use, obesity, access to healthcare and healthy foods, education, employment, community safety, and air quality affect our health
  • How to mobilize communities to overcome barriers and help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play

Learn about:

  • Action that has taken place in Wyandotte County, Kansas and other counties across the country in response to the Rankings
  • A new funding opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve health in communities
  • The County Health Calculator, a new app to help you demonstrate how education and poverty affect health

The teleconference will be followed by a live Twitter Q&A at 2:00pm EDT.

The 2011 Rankings will be available at www.countyhealthrankings.org on Wednesday, March 30th at 12:01 AM.

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
10:00-11:00am EDT

WHO:
Speakers will include:

  • James Marks, Senior Vice President and Director of the Health Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Patrick Remington, Associate Dean for Public Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Joe Reardon, Mayor/CEO, Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

RSVP/RECORDING: Registration for the teleconference is now closed. You can listen to a recording of the teleconference starting at 11:00 a.m. ET on March 30, 2011 at 800-283-8486. You can also download a recording of the teleconference here. For more information, email gfrankvitale@burnesscommunications.com.  

TWITTER Q&A: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
2:00-3:00pm EDT

Answering your questions:

  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Patrick Remington, Associate Dean for Public Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Submit your questions: @RWJF_PubHealth or @CHRankings

Follow the conversation: #healthrankings

Who Should Attend?
• Media
• Community leaders
• State and federal policymakers
• Businesses and employers
• Health care professionals and advocates
• Public health professionals and advocates

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