Building Healthy Communities

March 27, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Webinar

Ventura County Health Care Agency, Ventura County Public Health, Ventura County Behavioral Health

Speakers

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, is Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities atThe California Endowment. He oversees the organization's 10-Year, $1 billion statewide commitment to empower residents in 14 cities across California with the worst health outcomes to fight for changes in their communities that will help them lead healthier lives. Prior to his appointment at The California Endowment, Iton served as the Director and County Health Officer for the Alameda County Public Health Department.

Overview

Do you want to help build a healthier community in Ventura County?

A healthy community depends on human, institutional, organizational and environmental resources available within the community. Community happens when people connect with each other. The healthy community encourages interaction.We support efforts to create or expand on the types of systems that make up the healthiest, most equitable communities. For instance:

  • Consideration of health and equity in decisions about how communities are planned, designed and built; and that encourage healthy living.
  • Local data that help illustrate what a healthy community can look like, identify local gaps and challenges, set common goals for improvement.
  • Networks of people and organizations who appreciate the many social, economic and environmental factors that shape health - and want to make a difference.

 

These efforts require the engagement of all sectors of a community. It takes a lot of hard work. But communities are transforming in ways that put better health within everyone's reach. Being part of the solution means we commit ourselves to building healthier communities through individual, organizational and community wide effort and engagement.

Please join us for an inspiring call to action!

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Policymakers, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Community-Based Organization Leaders, Health Care Professionals, Public Health Leaders, Planners and Transportation Professionals.

Light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. RSVP by March 20, 2020.