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 email@example.com or 704-348-2708.
Operationalizing Health Equity – Tim Schwantes
Innovative Health Department Initiatives – La Verne Partlow, Erin Bayer Smith
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
Economic Development for Health – Charles Hayes, Patrick Woodie, Gary Salamido
Community Voice – Charlene Mack