142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Built Environment, Community Design, and Public Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The built environment affects the health of communities in multiple ways. Designing and building places that promote healthful behaviors involves the efforts of coalitions, agencies, and communities as they attempt to change the local environment to create daily opportunities for healthy living. Such changes include increasing access to healthy food options, decreasing access to unhealthy food options, creating physical activity-friendly neighborhoods and communities, building exercise facilities, and engaging in community planning to design health into everyday life. This session features successful programs/initiatives that improve opportunities for healthy living through improvements to the built environment and community design.
Session Objectives: Explain how design and planning professionals can successfully partner with public health professionals on public health education and health promotion projects. List three action steps that create and sustain partnerships between coalitions and health departments in promoting changes to the built environment that support better health outcomes.

Designing an evidence- and community-based green and open space at an urban health and wellness center to improve health outcomes
Russell Newberg, MPA, Molly Scanlon, AIA, FACHA, Andrew Pleasant, PhD, Jennifer Cabe, MA, Martin Mosko and Paloma Hernandez, MS MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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