250693 Smart Planning, Transportation Equity, and Sustainable Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM

Angela Glover-Blackwell , Director, PolicyLink, Oakland
Angela Glover Blackwell, as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PolicyLink, “a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®”, will describe how that organization and its local, agency, private sector, and philanthropic partners are galvanizing community action to improve aspects of the environment across several key dimensions, including economic vitality, social cohesion, physical attributes and access to services. In her remarks, she will trace the challenges and opportunities which have emerged linking health and the built environment to even the beginnings of the civil rights and environmental justice movement. For the current audience, Glover Blackwell will provide insights from seminal PolicyLink reports such as 2007 and 2011 versions of Why Place and Race Matter.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify a key area for the work of PolicyLink which links to a prevalent health issue prevalent in vulnerable communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of Policylink.
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.