Building Healthy Communities in Harris County


When: 09/21/2017

Time: 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Location: Houston Galveston Area Council

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Contact Information

3555 Timmons Lane #120 77027




Why We Need Healthier Places
Where we live, work, and play are major places that shape our health and quality of life. The built environment has direct and indirect impacts on mental and physical health. Rates of chronic diseases attributable to the design of the built environment — obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and asthma — are on the rise. By addressing these growing health challenges together, public health practitioners and built environment professionals have greater potential to improve the quality of life and health of their local community members. Through collaborative partnership and making health a primary consideration in land use, design, and development practice, cities have the opportunity to make significant advances in improvements to quality of life.

Followed by a panel discussion on the intersection of public health and development services and practical tools to help create healthier communities.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lewis Foxhall, VP of Health Policy at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will provide an outline of the Cancer Moonshot initiative and describe MD Anderson’s cancer control strategies, including the use of policy and education in efforts to create healthier communities and reduce the cancer burden.
Who Should Attend
Calling out to planners, architects, developers, landscape architects, and public health practitioners who are interested in creating healthier communities in Houston/Harris County.

Sponsoring Organizations
USGBC Texas, ULI Houston, AIA Houston, APA Houston

Continuing Education Credits

•Attendees will earn 3 AIA LUs (HSW)

•Attendees can register for 3 AICP Certification Maintenance credits through APA

Free Parking available in adjacent parking garage.