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Tuesday, May 07, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PM

20. Community Planning for Health: Examples from the Field
Location: Omni Atlanta Hotel, North Tower, M2, International Ballroom C

This session will guide attendees through the key steps needed to ensure success in getting the health perspective into short- and long-term community planning processes. Speakers will highlight community engagement successes and lessons learned from multiple grassroots experiences in Florida, particularly in small and under-resourced communities, and describe the tools (e.g. PACE, walkability surveys, and post-intervention evaluations) deployed. The results of the American Planning Association’s research into community planning best practices will be shared and how attendees can find and engage with local and state planning professionals. Finally, we will discuss two real world perspectives from suburban/rural Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.

Session Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline the general processes and timelines that occur in community planning across the country.
  2. Describe the roles that public health and public health partners can play in the intersectoral process of community planning.
  3. Identify best practices and best practice examples for community planning in support of active community environments.
The following will be presenting:
  • Julianne Price BS, RS Statewide PACE Coordinator, Florida Department of Health
  • Sagar Shah PhD, AICP Manager, Planning and Community Health Center, American Planning Association
  • Jody Holton AICP Executive Director, Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Gretchen Armijo MURP, AICP, LEED AP Built Environment Administrator, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
Moderated by:

Gretchen Armijo, MURP, AICP, LEED AP, Built Environment Administrator, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment

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