Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

6+ collaborative trainings for government & community leaders

2018 SCHEDULE

Episode 1: Health Equity - April
Building healthy, equitable communities through equitable laws & policies

Episode 2: Healthy Children & Families - May
Building healthy, equitable communities through supports for working families

Episode 3: Food Systems - June
Building healthy, equitable communities through a just food system

Episode 4: Built Environment - August
Building healthy, equitable communities through comprehensive city planning

Episode 5: Schools - September
Building healthy, equitable communities through transforming the school climate

Bonus Training: Preemption - October
Preemption, public health, and equity the search for local solutions

Episode 6: Community Power - October
Building healthy, equitable communities through community-driven solutions


About the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

What are the elements of a healthy and equitable community?
How do we create conditions in which all children and families can thrive?

To foster collaborative thinking on these essential questions, ChangeLab Solutions has created the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series: a virtual space for exploring the topic of health equity. We’ll discuss how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential.

This publicly accessible series offers 6 strategic trainings—each including a blog post, a webinar, and an interactive expert panel—examining a range of topics from food systems to the built environment to preemption (see schedule below). Attend all the trainings or choose the ones that best address your needs and mission.

Each training will highlight and open up conversations about

  • the consequences of laws and policies that don’t take health equity into account—and how we can respond;
  • on-the-ground stories and innovations from community health leaders;
  • technical tools and resources to support your work in changemaking for health; and
  • thought partnership on strategic approaches, implementation, and enforcement.

The series will engage a wide audience, including public health lawyers as well as practitioners in health and planning departments, school districts, and health-oriented organizations and coalitions. Community champions—teachers, parents, and youth—can also exchange valuable insights in these trainings. Our hope is that you’ll leave the sessions inspired and prepared to tackle challenges in your community, equipped with new strategies and a holistic understanding of what it takes to build a healthy, equitable community.

Review or download the schedule below, follow us on Medium, contact us for more information, and join our email list to receive updates on the offerings in this series!