Online Program

Advancing health where it starts - using policy, systems and environmental change strategies

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 12:59 p.m. - 1:08 p.m.

Gretchen Musicant, MPH, Family Support Center, Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support, Minneapolis, MN
Using policy, systems and environmental change strategies, the city of Minneapolis has leveraged state, federal and private funds to improve community conditions so that healthier living is an easier choice. Multi-sectoral partnerships, intense investments and layering of efforts focused on areas of the City most at risk.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention

Learning Objectives:
Identify specific policy, system and environmental changes that improve health outcomes in at-risk communities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Currently the Deputy Director of Health for the City of New Orleans. Prior positions included health commissioner for Minnesota, Director for Public Health Initiatives at the Minneapolis DOH and Family Support, overseeing six school-based clinics; the New Families Center, which helps families new to the school district access health insurance and immunizations; Healthy Start, a program to lower infant mortality among American Indians and African Americans; and other programs addressing maternal, child and adolescent health.
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.