Webinars

January 28, 2020 3pm EST

Why the Census Matters to Health Equity

Every decade the U.S. Census provides an opportunity for residents in every community to be counted. The census is one of the most important datasets in the United States. In fact, much of the data reported in the County Health Rankings snapshots are census-related data. While we often associate the census with congressional representation, census data matter significantly to health equity.
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November 12, 2019 3pm EST

Advancing Equity: A Racial Equity Journey

Discrimination based on race and ethnicity can negatively affect health across lifetimes and generations. Racial inequities are not random. They have been created and sustained over time by unfair and discriminatory policies and practices at many levels. Inequities will not disappear on their own, but communities have the power to disrupt them.
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August 13, 2019 3pm EDT

Improving Health Equity through Rural Economic Development

After decades of economic stagnation in Klamath County, Oregon—a region of about 66,000 people—the Healthy Klamath Coalition came together in 2012 to create a healthier community. Since then, the county has seen an increase in graduation rates and revitalization in parts of their urban center and has taken steps to create more jobs and stronger networks of interconnected social,...
June 18, 2019 3pm EDT

Creating A Resilient Community

Emerging research reveals that communities experience trauma, or adverse experiences, just as individuals do. Symptoms of adverse community experiences manifest itself in a number of ways, including generational poverty among residents, fractured social networks and distrust, and a crumbling infrastructure with increased crime and violence. This month’s webinar introduced participants to...
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March 12, 2019 3pm EDT

One Community's Path to Creating Healthy and Equitable Opportunities

Many factors influence health outcomes, such as health behaviors, access to clinical care, physical environments, and social and economic opportunities. We often think of these as broad drivers of health—meaning the kinds of things that happen outside of our doctor’s office that contribute to the ways in which we can be healthy. It is important for everyone in our communities to have access to...
January 29, 2019 3pm EST

Policies & Programs to Help Build a Culture of Health

Building Culture of Health involves comprehensive strategies to address the many things that contribute to health, opportunity, and equity in communities. In Vicksburg, MS and Buncombe County, NC -- two communities that have been recognized with a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize -- leaders and residents have implemented a broad range of policies and programs to...
December 11, 2018 3pm EST

Unlocking Potential: Engaging Young People in Community Change

Young people are key players leading community change to achieve greater results. Join our co-hosts from the Well Connected Communities initiative to learn how communities across the country are forming youth-adult partnerships to facilitate innovative ideas to improve health and advance equity. During this webinar you’ll hear from youth and field experts about the ways in which young people...
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November 20, 2018 3pm EST

Partnering with Community

For decades, Allen County, Kansas saw the population and economic fabric of their county decline. But despite the shift, the 13,000 residents of this rural county in the southeastern region of the state, have been experiencing a watershed moment. Community members and leaders have banded together to foster a sense of belonging and create a shared vision—everything from improving the collective...
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