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Closing Plenary Session: Leveraging Our Influence:  Inspiring State-Level Action Toward Improving Conditions for Health and Well-Being

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PMOmni Atlanta Hotel, North Tower, M2, International Ballrooms DEF 

This session will explore state strategies to expand opportunities for health and well-being for all. Specifically, Dr. Smedley will discuss an innovative strategy for measuring conditions for health and well-being, the Health Opportunity and Equity Initiative (HOPE), which offers a set of aspirational benchmarks to measure state progress toward ensuring that all racial, ethnic, and income groups experience full opportunities for health and well-being.  He will also discuss state strategies to improve conditions for health, particularly those related to the places where people live, work and play.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how the HOPE Initiative tracks 28 indicators on health and well-being.
  2. Consider how their organization can apply strategies that build equity, health, and well-being.
  3. Identify opportunities through policies that improve the lives of their residents and communities.



    Captain Graydon Yatabe, MPH, RD, USPHS, DNPAO, CDC

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