[HLTHYACTVOREGON] Satellite Broadcast/Webcast: Hlthy Places Leading to Hlthy People: Comm. Engage. Improves Health
David R HUDSON
David.R.Hudson at state.or.us
Thu Apr 5 15:30:21 PDT 2007
Save the Date - May 11th 11:00-12:00 PST
Introducing Health Protection Goals for the 21st Century
CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health, and the agency announced new Health Protection Goals (see www.cdc.gov/goals) in 2005 to help prioritize and focus its work and investments and measure its progress.
The CDC Goals Grand Rounds Series includes three satellite broadcasts focusing on CDC's new Health Protection Goals regarding Healthy People, Healthy Places, and a Healthy World illustrated by public health case studies.
Healthy Places Leading to Healthy People: Community Engagement Improves Health for All
A National Live Satellite Broadcast and Webcast
May 11, 2007
2:00*3:00pm Eastern Time
To register or request additional information, visit www.PublicHealthGrandRounds.unc.edu.
"The places where people live, work, learn, and play will protect and promote their health and safety, especially those people at greater risk of health disparities." * Overarching CDC Healthy Places Goal
The May 11, 2007, program will highlight Healthy Communities, the broadest and most encompassing CDC Healthy Places goal area, by looking at the community of Wabasso located in Indian River County, Florida. The program examines the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE-EH), the community-based engagement tool used to identify and address some of Wabasso's "place-specific" health issues. The PACE-EH program is intended to identify and prioritize community-defined "health" issues, mobilize efforts to address these issues, and measure progress in Wabasso related to these priorities and the improved relationships between Wabasso public health agencies and the community. Many of the issues identified in Wabasso did not at first glance appear to be quintessential public health issues, but upon examination, they clearly affected the health of the community. The top five health issues identified were: lack of safe and healthy housing, danger from drug trafficking violence, safety issues related to the lack of street lighting, access to safe drinking water, and septic failures/lack of access to sewer. Partnerships between the grassroots community members and community institutions such as the local faith community were developed with the Director of Community Development, the County Administrator, Director of Public Works, County Commissioners, and the Sheriff of Indian River County to address these identified priority issues.
This Healthy Places program on the use of PACE-EH in Wabasso effectively illustrates that there must be community engagement by multiple sectors in a community to create sustainable improvement. In addition to traditional public health professionals, participation must include urban planners, architects, accessibility advocates, recreational specialists, community leaders, and citizens throughout the entire process. The use of PACE-EH in the Wabasso community also demonstrates how an environmental health assessment tool can yield improvement strategies which transition out of environment health into other areas of public health such as injury prevention and health promotion, as well as other areas of practice such as urban planning, architecture, civil engineering and law enforcement.
For more information on the May 11 Healthy Places Program, please see the attached fact sheet, including in-depth description of the program, list of presenters, information on Continuing Education Unit (CEU) -- currently including credits for doctors, nurses, and AICP planners, and instructions on registration. Satellite coordinates will be provided to registrants no later than April 27, 2007.
About Public Health Grand Rounds
The program sponsors and partners invite you to participate in this satellite broadcast, one of a series of electronically convened, interactive grand rounds that focus on contemporary, strategic public health issues. Through in-depth analysis of real world issues by experts in the science and practice of public health, these programs provide a forum through which health professionals and others can develop timely and productive responses to public health challenges of regional, national, and global significance.
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