The Build Healthy Places Network staff presented a webinar for Prevention Institute and The Center for the Study of Social Policy on August 26th. The webinar provided an overview of the Community Development sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing social determinant of health through the development and financing of affordable housing, childcare centers, grocery stores, health clinics, and services in low- and moderate-income communities. We were also joined by Lisa Erickson and Lisa Forti of First 5 Alameda County.
The webinar focused on the sector’s alignment with the health equity goals of public health, and strategies for ensuring community development investments make communities safer and improve outcomes for young children families.
- Gain an understanding of the community development sector
- Learn from BHPN’s work of supporting local collaboration between health and community development agents across the country
- Discuss how local communities are engaging this sector
- Understand why engaging the community development sector is important for public health and specifically for promoting community safety and positive early childhood development
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