2012 Symposium Materials

February 29th 2012 Health-Welath Collaborative: Investing in Innovations for Thriving Communities and Healthy People

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership with the Health Wealth Connections Collaborative

This forum will bring together professionals from academia, public health, and community development to shed light on the social determinants of health and explore community based models and strategies that are addressing both the social and physical conditions of at-risk populations.

Event Contact
Lena Robinson
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


All of the presentations as well as videos of the speakers and panels are available at: http://www.frbsf.org/cdinvestments/conferences/healthy-communities/2012-san-francisco-ca/index.html.


8:15 AM    Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM    Welcome
Lena Robinson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:05 AM    Opening Remarks
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:20 AM    Screening of Unnatural Causes, an acclaimed documentary that tackles the root causes of socioeconomic inequities in health

9:30 AM    Panel: Why and How Socioeconomic Factors Determine Health Outcomes
Public health professionals and academic researchers explain the critical intersection between place and health outcomes
Moderator: Dr. Douglas Jutte, UC Berkeley, Health and Medical Sciences
Dr. Malo Andre Hutson, UC Berkeley, Dept. of City and Regional Planning (invited)
Rebecca Flournoy, Alameda County Public Health Department
Dr. Tony Iton, California Endowment

10:40 AM    Panel: Social and Economic Approaches That Can Make a Difference
A range of strategies is critical to addressing and reducing the social and economic disparities that are inextricably tied to poor health outcomes. Inadequate availability of employment opportunities, high quality housing, education, recreation facilities and other community-based services are just a few of the environmental conditions that create barriers to a higher quality of life for residents of low-income communities. This panel highlights innovative approaches that are tackling these conditions head on to create communities that offer greater promise and opportunity.
Moderator:  Aimee Chitayat, The Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Dr. Barbara McCullough, Brighter Beginnings
Olis Simmons, Youth Uprising
Jeremy Liu, EBALDC
Dana Harvey, Mandela Marketplace
Jim Becker, Richmond Community Foundation

12:30 PM    Networking Lunch

1:15 PM    Keynote Address
Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO, PolicyLink

2:00 PM    Panel: The Future of Investing in Healthier Communities
 Lisa Richter, GPS Capital Partners

3:30 PM    Bringing it All Together
What did you learn today about the role that socioeconomic factors play in determining health outcomes? As a result of what you learned or heard today, do you have any immediate and long-term ideas for how you plan to use this information?

4:00 PM    Reception and Resource Mixer (optional)
Stay around for the post conference reception to chat with the speakers and other attendees that you may have met during the day, as well as visit information tables set up by partner organizations carrying out the critical work of community development.


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