AzPHA Spring Conference
April 26, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sheraton Grand Phoenix
Join Us for a Joint Stewardship Summit
AzPHA and Arizona Forward
Connecting Community Health Design and Public Health
People. Place. Policy
Statewide Mayoral Roundtable on Building Healthy Communities
Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton Tucson Mayor, Jonathan Rothschild
Winslow Mayor, Robin Boyd Coconino County Supervisor, Liz Archuleta
Statewide Business Roundtable
What are companies large and small doing to support healthy communities and healthy lifestyles in Arizona?
John Auerbach, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health
Leading a nonprofit organization that makes disease prevention a national priority, Mr. Auerbach will present resources to connect community design with improved public health outcomes. He is closely monitoring changes to the healthcare system in the U.S., and will touch on "Repeal and Recplacement" of the Affordabe Care Act.
Community Design, Transportation & Public Health: Arizona Success Stories
Dr. Bob England, Director, Maricopa County Health Department
Liza Oz Golden, AICP, Maricopa County Health Department
Rachel Zenuk, MPH, Pinal County Public Health
Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans across Arizona consistently show that transportation is a key element in improving an entire host of social determinants that impact health. Dr. Bob England, Liza Oz Golden, AICP, and Rachel Zenuk will showcase transportation intervention strategies that urban and rural county health departments are facilitating in Arizona that are improving public health outcomes, promoting social equity, improving the local economy and better protecting the environment.
2017 Year of Healthy communities initiative
John Ford, Director of Communications, Vitalyst Health Foundation
Vitalyst Health Foundation has launched the 2017 Year of Healthy Communities Initiative, which is a "mutually-beneficial collaborative year starting with the notion that building individual and collective momentum can enable everyone involved to reach a higher level of success." Mr. Ford will introduce participants to the Initiative and discuss upcoming opportunities to participate in this important statewide effort to connect and build together towards improved health and well-being.
Building Community Health: Using Data to Set Priorities
Workshop 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This workshop will guide participants in better understanding the data and their practical applications of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's County Health Roadmaps resource tools - with a focus on Arizona. The County Health Roadmaps provide a snapshot of a community's health and provide practical guidance and tools to better understand key health data in each county and strategies for communities to move from education to action. The tools are also a valuable resource for developing county health assessments as part of accreditation efforts.