3425.0 Healthy Schools Promote Healthy Communities - Intersection of Community Planning, Education & Public Health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
The role of educators and city and regional planners as (public health) partners in building healthy communities. Specifically, the focus is on engaging, participatory approaches which emphasize schools as public goods and pillars of communities. The daily lives and hence health of students, their families and even communities revolve around schools. Public health professionals have a tremendous opportunity to support the education sector in building healthy environments.
Session Objectives: 1) Discuss strategies for promoting public health in partnership with educators and planners 2) Evaluate the role of participatory and interdisciplinary approaches in research and practice across education, planning, and public health 3) Describe the process of school facilities planning and the involvement and perspectives of key stakeholders
Joseph Schuchter, MCP, MPH

4:50 PM
Community-Based Organizations as Healthy Learning Environments
LeConte Dill, DrPH, MPH and Regina Jackson

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)