4013.0 Health in Diverse Populations - Looking at the Built Environment

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will explore various tools used to identify access barriers to care and community health planning. It will discuss ways that health information empowers community groups to promote physical changes in the environment which allows changes in the built environment towards health promotion.
Session Objectives: Describe how the built environment, land use elements, and transportation systems in low-income communities can lead to poor health outcomes. Evaluate current transportation options accessible to rural Veterans seeking access to VA health care facilities. Describe how land use planning contributes to the social conditions related to health inequities.

Rural Veteran Transportation Options: Improving Access to Care
Allen Berkowitz, PhD, Yvonne Pozgar, Jeff Baetz, PMP, Brent R. Gibson, MD, MPH and Ryung Suh, MD MPH MPP MBA
Transforming public health practice to address health inequities: Building local health department capacity to influence built environment decision-making
Sandi Galvez, MSW, Saleena Gupte, DrPH, MPH, Mona Mena, MPH, Cathleen Baker, MPP, Brandon Kitagawa, Jessica Lynch, Marquita Marquis, BSN, MS, Susan Stuart, MA, MPH, Angela Sajuthi and Pam L. Willow, JD, MPP
All aboard? “Counting” determinants of health with communities before and after light rail transit construction
Sara Dunlap, MPH, Tannie Eshenaur, MPH, James Kelly, MS and Jill Korinek, BA

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Environment, Social Work, Vietnam Caucus, Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)