The second webinar of the series was hosted and led by NCCEH, NCCDH, and BCCDC, in partnership with Karen Rideout Consulting. There were over 145 participants online during the webinar, who contributed to a lively and engaging conversation with the speakers. We encourage you to continue the discussions below!
Title: Supporting Health Equity through Healthy Built Environments
This webinar will focus on how health equity can be supported through the built environment and how community planning and design can incorporate factors to address health inequities. Several resources will be highlighted, including the BCCDC FACT SHEET: Supporting Health Equity Through the Built Environment, which offers evidence-informed principals to support health equity through interventions in the built environment. It is designed to be a companion to the Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit (see November forum presentation) and provides concrete actions that local governments can take to build healthier, more equitable communities. Health equity and the built environment: a curated reading list and several blogsfrom NCCDH will contribute additional resources and practice scenarios. The presentation and online discussion will also include examples to illustrate how health equity has been supported by public health efforts to create healthier built environments, as well as links to other pertinent documents and resources.
- What populations or groups in your area might be vulnerable to changes in the built environment?
- What health equity issues have come up during your work at the intersection of public health and community planning?
- What sectors have you worked with on built environment issues? Who else might you like to connect with to support health equity through this work?