March 25, 2015
On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Arizona Housing Alliance (now Arizona Housing Coalition) hosted the 2nd Annual Arizona Healthy Communities - The Intersection Of Health and Community Development conference.
A sold out statewide conference bringing in community development practitioners, planning and health professionals, affordable housing developers, nonprofits government and elected officials from all regions of Arizona. Three key areas of local and national initiatives included:
CONNECT healthy community planning with resources
INTEGRATE supportive services with housing
INVEST in healthy communities
Keynote speaker, John Cook, Ph D. and M.A.Ed.
Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, Children's HealthWatch Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
A Simple Prescription for Children's Health: Stable Housing and Healthy Food. (ppt)
Children’s HealthWatch is a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers and children’s healthy and policy experts helping policymakers better understand the social and economic factors that impact children’s health. Hear about their latest research connecting housing insecurity and food insecurity to children’s health.
Other Presentation Topics included:
- New Strategies for Aging in Place: Linking Housing and Health Care
- Public Agencies: Critical Allies for Creating Healthy Communities
- Changing Communities to Build a Culture of Health
- Investing in Healthy Communities: A Framework for Meeting Community Obligations for Banks and Hospitals
- The Intersection of Community Development and Health in Arizona: Where We Are, Where We Are Going