On November 2, 2017, Centralina Council of Governments hosted the 5th annual “Planning for Healthy Communities” Conference at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. The event offered a full day of education, networking, and collaboration on topics related to transportation, housing for health, healthy food access, collaboration, equity, and data related to building healthy, economically viable communities. Presentations and breakout sessions focused on topics such as innovative health department initiatives, to Planners4Health-statewide collaboratives from the Southeast, to promoting access to local & healthy foods to housing for health, creating adaptive spaces, and taking a comprehensive approach to increasing physical activity.  See the following links to access the presentations and resources outlined at the conference. For more information, contact Katherine Hebert, CCOG’s Healthy Community Design Specialist, at khebert@centralina.org or 704-348-2708.




Operationalizing Health Equity – Tim Schwantes

Innovative Health Department Initiatives – La Verne Partlow, Erin Bayer Smith

Transportation for Health – SewellTransportation for Health – Lawrence – Mike Sewell, Jason Lawrence

Planners4Health – Statewide Collaboratives from the Southeast – Hebert & Planners4Health – Statewide Collaboratives from the Southeast – Thompson – Katherine Hebert, Mike Thompson

Promoting Access to Local & Healthy Foods – Furstenberg & Promoting Access to Local & Healthy Foods – White – Joseph Furstenberg, Erin White

Supporting Active Living – Scott Curry, Alfred Bangoura, Tracy McGinnis

Housing for Health – Clark & Housing for Health – Katz & Housing for Health – Demeny – Ashley Clark, Julia Katz, Annette Demeny

Economic Development for Health – Charles Hayes, Patrick Woodie, Gary Salamido

Community Voice – Charlene Mack