July 13, 2017 9:13 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Six: Sustaining Momentum

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The sixth and final session in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on sustaining the healthy communities movement. Participants will learn about strategies for sustainability, including disseminating lessons learned and spreading best practices. There will be a continued focus on equity. Participants will learn about Plan4Health and partner resources, tools, and success stories.

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June 19, 2017 8:22 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Five: Communications: Framing, Messaging, and Marketing

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The fifth session in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on communications. Participants will learn about how to articulate value propositions and return on investment, as well as methods for deploying social media and other marketing tools to connect with the community. Through all communication mechanisms, it is important to tailor messages to specific audiences. The […]

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May 18, 2017 3:11 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

School Lunches Are Too Short – How Schools and Parents are Pushing Back

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Education is an area that has seen rapid changes over a short time period. The public school system has it’s origins as far back as 1635, long before the United States of America, was as we know it today. However, our education system as we know it today, is relatively young. Our education system has […]

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April 16, 2017 3:58 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Three: Applying an Equity Lens

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The third webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series takes a deep dive into equity, a theme that flows through the entire webinar series. Participants will learn about the differences between equality and equity and the role equity plays in building healthy communities. Applying an equity lens to all aspects of a project is key, with […]

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April 6, 2017 1:19 PMCategory: Health Equity

What We Measure Matters for Healthy Communities

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This was originally posted here on APA’s blog. In creating healthy communities, what we measure matters. The data we use, metrics we measure with, and methodologies we employ are key components in the effort to build healthy, vibrant communities. On March 8, planners and public health professionals came together to discuss the importance of measurement […]

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March 14, 2017 11:51 AMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session Two: What We Measure Matters: Metrics, Data, Sources, and Methodologies

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On Wednesday, March 8th, planners and public health professionals participated in the second webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series. The session focused on the importance of measurement in building healthy communities. The panelists, from Prevention Institute, Georgia Tech School of City & Regional Planning, and Health by Design, brought a range of perspectives and expertise. They discussed data sources traditionally used in the […]

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March 13, 2017 6:59 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Webinar: What We Measure Matters — Metrics, Data, Sources, and Methodologies

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The second webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on the importance of measurement in building healthy communities. Participants will learn about different data sources traditionally used in the public health and planning fields while discussing the challenges of working with data and the opportunities it can afford. An important component of this session is […]

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February 13, 2017 2:01 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session One: Assessing the Healthy Communities Landscape

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On Wednesday, February 8th, close to 300 people participated in the first webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series. The session focused on the healthy communities movement, including approaches to evaluating the political, social, and economic landscape of the healthy communities movement. The panelists, from Prevention Institute, the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the […]

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February 10, 2017 7:55 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session One: Assessing the Healthy Communities Landscape

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The first webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on the healthy communities movement and builds the context for this work. Participants will learn about approaches to evaluating the political, social, and economic landscape of the healthy communities movement while discussing options for pushing forward a healthy communities agenda in a variety of settings. There […]

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Every Kid Health Week

dc Every Kid Healthy™ Week: April 25 – 29, 2016 Every Kid Health™ Week (EKHW) is recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. It is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements.  Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school […]

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National Center for Cultural Competence

dc National Center for Cultural Competence National Center for Cultural Competence The NCCC provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education, and advocacy. A […]

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Cultural Competency

dc Cultural Competency Cultural competence is “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.” National Center for Cultural Competence The NCCC provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. […]

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Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla County Plan4Health Initiative Umatilla County Plan4Health Coalition aims to build a county-based network of partners responsible for making changes to policy, systems, and environment strategies in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles in a rural Oregon county. We will be bringing together key stakeholders who have a desire to build a healthier community through […]

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Archived Event Resources

physical activity picture sample 2 Archived Event Resources Missed an event? When available, we’ll provide resources from past events below: Planners4Health Session Six: Sustaining Momentum The sixth and final session in the Planners4Health Curriculum series focuses on sustaining the healthy communities movement. Participants will learn about strategies for sustainability, including disseminating lessons learned and spreading best practices. There will be a […]

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