Online Program

Expanding economic and social opportunity

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mary Lou Goeke, MSW, United Way of Santa Cruz County, Capitola, CA
The private sector business and non-profit organizations can play an important role in expanding opportunities in diverse communities through inclusive employment policies and workforce development practices, by facilitating access to and availability of quality housing, and through sustainability initiatives, to name just a few examples. By contributing to economic and community development, to social stability and increased personal self-efficacy, such efforts help to create and maintain vibrant places and supportive conditions for well-being and improved health outcomes.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Program planning
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
List three reasons private sector organizations become involved with efforts to improve economic vitality. Describe two mechanisms through which businesses can strengthen economic well-being in communities. Discuss why inclusive strategies for business and job development are crucial to community well-being and health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have many years of experience leading community health improvement coalitions at the local level and through the United Way. I am a member of the IOM Roundtable for Population Heath Improvement.
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.