Affordable Housing, Community Development, Homelessness, Supportive Housing

4/25 IForum to Focus on Land Use, Health and Housing


The 2012 IForum series, organized by the Partnership for Strong Communities, continues with its fourth event on Wednesday, April 25

Housing and Planning for a Healthy Public: Land Use, Design and Development to Promote Health Equity

The event is co-sponsored by the CT Association of Directors of Health and the CT Chapter of the American Planning Assocation.

Thousands of families are stuck living in neighborhoods with crime, poor schools, no grocery stores and few economic opportunities - all critical health indicators - but they can’t afford to move.

Thousands of families are made sick by their housing, but they can’t afford anything better. Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be healthy. The healthcare system can’t fix it alone. Communities can help.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Lyceum. 227 Lawrence Street. Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m - Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m - Forum
Click here for directions. 

We can improve health by planning for high-quality, reasonably-priced housing and other development, in neighborhoods with opportunity.

Health outcomes are not just driven by individual factors, like genetics and behaviors.  Community conditions like access to quality, affordable housing in good neighborhoods actually influence people’s health more than any other factor.  We can dramatically improve health outcomes by improving homes and the surroundings in which people live.  Planners and local health directors can be at the forefront of that effort.

Keynote Speaker:
Robert S. Ogilvie, Ph.D. - Public Health Law & Policy
Ogilvie is the Director of the Planning for Healthy Places program at Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP). PHLP is comprised of attorneys, policy analyists and urban planners who work together to build healthy communities nationwide.  Ogilvie directs PHLP's  Planning for Healthy Places program. Over the past 15 years he has worked extensively in community development and planning to help improve low- and middle-income neighborhoods. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of South Carolina.

The event is free, but we expect strong attendance.  
Register now: (If you do not receive an email confirmation within 2 business days, please contact Laura Bachman at 860-244-0066)

Click here to download the event flyer.

More information is available here at CADH. 
Click here for more on the IForum series.

The agenda for the event is available here.


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