Webinars

August 26, 2021 3pm EDT

Identifying Equitable Solutions with What Works for Health

In this 30-minute webinar, we will introduce you to What Works for Health's features, demonstrate how to identify strategies that align with your community priorities and address health disparities. We'll also share how health departments are using WWFH to support their strategic planning.
June 15, 2021 3pm EDT

Transforming Narratives to Create Racial and Health Equity

Narratives around race can give rise to policies and systems that exacerbate and reproduce inequities. The result can create stark differences by race in how well and how long people live. Just what are narratives? How are they created? Why is it important to transform them? We will explore these questions and more during this webinar.
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...
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,...
July 16, 2019 3pm EDT

Advancing Health Equity Through Housing Law and Policy

In July we discussed the connection between health and housing, the theme of the 2019 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report. This webinar explored the influence housing laws and policies can have on health in urban and rural communities. Experts from The Network for Public Health Law provided an introduction to public health law and policy, and explained how laws and policies related to...
May 21, 2019 3pm EDT

Housing as a Foundation for Good Health

The 2019 County Health Rankings take a closer look at how a secure, affordable home is a critical foundation for good health. In this webinar we explored the connection between housing and health and how where we live affects how well and how long we live. Sarah Norman, Director of Healthy Homes & Communities with NeighborWorks America, highlighted the ways in which partnerships among...
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...