142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Healthography: Recover, Restore, and Rebuild our Communities

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Researchers believe “where you live affect your health and well-being.” America’s 2013 Health Rankings report revealed that Louisiana consistently ranks as one of the three least healthy states in the country with high incidences of poor health outcomes for many of its residents, especially in the Greater New Orleans region. A & E Enterprise Management, Second Ward Cultural Community, The eConnection Endeavor, and the Westbank Civic Association has developed an innovative research, education, and training collaborative to address the many challenges and complex problems in the region. The collaborative fosters sustainable development and maximum use of unique community resources—older, often historic, cities and towns and exceptional natural resources by engaging individuals to preserve and enhance the quality of the community, stimulate educational excellence, and create a sustainable environment that will be an invaluable resource for future generations while addressing the gaps and deficiencies of today. The most desirable and healthy places to live are often located in well-developed areas with a rich heritage. Therefore, the collaborative is restoring an abandoned and historic school to serve as its resource center. Requirements of the cooperative agreement include a rigorous evaluation of environmental and socio-economic factors that create disparities, including the impact of slavery and natural disasters on the health of individuals and communities. Presenters will address the history of slavery, including migration, and its impact on health; strategies used to recover, restore, and rebuild the health of communities; and educational approaches to developing open space for improved health and economic growth.
Session Objectives: Discuss how the impact of slave migration and natural disasters affect the health of communities. Evaluate the underlying causes of socioeconomic disparities in communities from an educational perspective. Assess community needs for implementation of strategies, interventions, and programs like bike paths, parks, markets, and historical storytelling.


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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion