142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Re-envisioning the Future: Building a Movement towards Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Michelle Larkin, JD, MS, RN , Program Portfolios, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
Currently, our nation’s approach to health is focused on repairing health after the damage is done. Building a “culture of health” means shifting the paradigm from sick care to focusing on the grander whole of what “being healthy and staying healthy” means. It means recognizing that while Americans’ economic, geographic, or social circumstances may differ, those differences should not determine their length of life or likelihood of becoming ill or injured. People want health so they can have a good satisfying life for themselves and those they care about. In this session, we will explore the determinants of health and their impact on health outcomes and community outcomes, including differences in life expectancy. We will also discuss how we, as a nation, can work together to build a movement toward health. We will highlight convergence funding and collaborative opportunities:  partnerships that are largely outside of health institutions but really important to health (i.e., education, business, and housing) and communities from across the country where a “culture of health” is coming to life (i.e., New Orleans, Louisiana; Spokane, Washington; and Rochester, New York).

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
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:
Describe a national vision for a “culture of health.” Describe the county health rankings and differences in life expectancy. Discuss building demand for health and the value of engaging new partners and community members. Discuss community examples where a “culture of health” is coming to life.

Keyword(s): Prevention, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on developing and implementing multiple national partnerships and initiatives to catalyze demand for prevention, public health and population health over the past 20 years.
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.