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 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,...

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...

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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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...

April 23, 2019 3pm EDT

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101

Following the March 19th release of the 2019 Rankings, this webinar guided participants in exploring the data and moving toward action with our resources and new website features! County Health Rankings & Roadmaps provides data, evidence, guidance and stories to support communities working to improve health outcomes and to close the health gaps between those with...

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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...