Online Program

Unprecedented Opportunities at the Intersection of Community Development and Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH, Build Healthy Places Network, San Francisco, CA

Community developers and public health practitioners have, for decades, worked in many of the same neighborhoods around the country and with very compatible goals: improving the lives of residents in disadvantaged communities. And yet they have usually worked in parallel rather than in partnership. With increasing recognition for the impact of place on health and with new and innovative community development approaches to effect neighborhood transformation, it is imperative to bridge the gap between these sectors and align their work for greatest impact.  By supporting and catalyzing cross-sector collaboration, we can bring a greater health focus to the planning and outcomes measurement of community development infrastructure investments being made in low income neighborhoods; and we can deploy the expertise of public health to build the evidence base and deepen our understanding of the role of place in health. I will highlight the unprecedented opportunities emerging at the intersection of community development and health, discuss the potential for both practice and research, and explore where and how public health can engage in this exciting work.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe new opportunities for collaboration, funding and impact at the intersection of community development and health

Keyword(s): Community Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am ED of the Build Healthy Places Network, a national organization that catalyzes collaboration across the community development and health sectors. I’ve been a leader in the Federal Reserve and RWJF’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which has convened multiple cross sector meetings to enhance community health impact. I am a pediatrician, professor and population health researcher at UC Berkeley, School of Public Health and have published in the AJPH, Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Health Affairs.
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.