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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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 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,...
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 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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