250671 Making the Business Case: Why Health is Essential for Community Vitality

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:00 AM

Patrick Lee, Principal, Executive Vice President , Trinity Financial, Boston, MA
As a former finance official in Massachusetts state government and founding partner, Principal, and Executive Vice President of a leading urban real estate development firm, Mr. Lee brings a great depth and breadth of perspective to public/private collaboration. Since 1987, Mr. Lee's firm has developed over 5,300 units of housing – $1.4 billion worth of development. Nearly all of the developments Mr. Lee has undertaken have required creative partnerships between public and private actors to advance positively transformative projects that benefit the health and well being of their residents and communities. As a leader of a socially-responsible business, Mr. Lee's urban developments have modeled mixed-income, transit-oriented, healthy building and smoke-free principles that health officials and advocates hold up as model developments. In his role as a member of Boston Public Health Commission's Communities Putting Prevention to Work Leadership Team, Mr. Lee has shared his valuable insight to help public health professionals to navigate a the complicated landscape toward policies that improve the built environment.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the potential of private sector leaders to serve as partners and mentors in developing creative approaches toward executing policy change to improve health outcomes.

Keywords: Community Health, Chronic Diseases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Co-founder of Trinity Financial, Inc. I served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Administration and Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1984 to 1987; and I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained city planner.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.