Webinars

December 10, 2019 3pm EST

Building a Culture of Health for Latinos: Priorities, Challenges and Success Stories

Nearly 60 million Latinos live in the U.S., with growing populations in every region of the country.  Latinos face significant barriers to accessing the opportunities they need to be healthy. The good news is that community-based organizations (CBOs) are working to improve the health of the Latino communities they serve by strategically addressing the social determinants of health...
November 17, 2015 3pm EST

Housing and Health - What’s the Connection and What Can You Do About It?

In this webinar we will explore why housing matters to our health and what our Rankings data tells us about housing in your community. We’ll also explore some of the strategies from What Works for Health that communities can use to improve housing. Then we’ll hear from Arthur Chaput from NeighborWorks Umpqua about how he and others led an exciting approach to improving housing and...
June 09, 2015 3pm EDT

Rankings in Action: Income

This webinar will explore income data included in the Rankings (children in poverty, income inequality) and Additional Measures (median household income, children eligible for free lunch) as well as some of the policies and programs from What Works for Health that communities can use to address income. We will also talk with Nicole Keenan, former Policy Director for Puget...
June 24, 2014 3pm EDT

Using Health Impact Assessments to Shape Transit Policy

PedNet Coalition and Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services successfully used two Health Impact Assessments (HIA) to inform decision makers about the potential health risks and benefits of improving and expanding transit services in Boone County and the city of Columbia, MO. One HIA showed the health impacts of public transportation including access to employment, access to...
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November 14, 2013 3pm EST

Breaking Down the Rankings Model: Improving Access to Health Care

While we know that health is more than health care, access to health care continues to be an important component in community health. Health insurance is a key part of ensuring access to care.  Nationally, over 47 million nonelderly were uninsured in 2012. But how will the Affordable Care Act improve access to health care and help to improve community health?
April 23, 2013 3pm EDT

Breaking Down the Rankings Model: Tobacco and Alcohol Use

Tobacco use and excessive drinking are both leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Over 20% or the US adult population currently smokes cigarettes and 15% of adults drink excessively. The burden of tobacco use and alcohol are taking a large toll on the health of our local communities throughout the United States.