Webinars

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...
July 29, 2014 3pm EDT

Building Accountability: Multi-Sector Roles and Engagement

In this webinar we’ll interview David Weed, director of Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community, to learn about how they have generated community support for health-focused initiatives for many years. We know that achieving solid health outcomes takes everyone working together--Fall River has been successful in bringing together partners from all walks of life to build...
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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?
November 12, 2013 3pm EST

Rallying Partners: Leveraging the Mobilizing Power of United Ways

United Way Worldwide’s (UWW) mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities, making them natural leaders in bringing together diverse sectors to address the factors that we know play a key role in determining how healthy people are and how long they live. United Way Toledo is one of ten local United Way organizations tapped to integrate United Ways’...
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September 10, 2013 3pm EDT

Advancing Health in Communities Through Building Successful Partnerships with Business

Economic health—employment and income—is a key determinant of the health of a community, and the business sector is a critical partner in that equation. This webinar, featuring guest speaker Cara McNulty, Senior Group Manager-Prevention and Wellness at Target Corporation, will focus on how local community health leaders can work with businesses to advance health improvement efforts.
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June 11, 2013 3pm EDT

Public Health's Special Role in Building Partnerships

Public health, as a neutral, respected, knowledgeable party, has a special role to play when it comes to bringing partners together. However, this is a somewhat new paradigm. What is public health's role today and how is it different than before? How can public health engage diverse partners and community leaders in health improvement work? What role does public health play in sustaining...
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May 21, 2013 3pm EDT

Partnering with Community Police

Local police departments have a special role to play in improving a community’s health, from reducing violence and preventing crime to supporting strong community partnerships between neighborhoods, residents and community agencies. How can communities build effective partnerships with their local police departments? What are the challenges and how can these be addressed?
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