5030.0 A Lifecourse Approach to Health through Multiple Overlapping Environments

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
An unconference, "Healthy Environments Across Generations" has started a movement to consider health in every environment including the food, natural, built, chemical, socio-economic and psychosocial. Convened in New York City, with more than 50 cosponsors from federal agencies, foundations, environmental groups and public health and health professionals, a small group has set out to foster systemic changes in our day to today work by recognizing the interconnectedness of many environments to our underlying health and well-being across the lifespan. This symposium will be highly interactive and participatory and "unplugged" without powerpoints, only inspirational photos and summary slides that summarize oral presentations. Demographic, climate, and social and environmental justice change will frame the discussion. Upstream prevention will be emphasized over health care treatments.
Session Objectives: Explain how each environment: socioeconomic, psychosocial, built, natural, chemical and food, contributes to health and well-being throughout the lifespan.

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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