Conference Presentations Available: Healthy Community Conference

Posted by on September 10, 2010

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently hosted the Healthy Communities Conference in Washington, DC to explore the potential benefits that low-income families and children could receive from greater collaboration between the community development finance and health fields.

A number of policy makers, medical practitioners, academics, and community development finance experts participated in the conference including the Director of the President’s Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes, University of Chicago professor and Nobel Laureate James Heckman, President of the Institute of Medicine Harvey Fineberg, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, and U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Howard Koh.

Conference videos, transcripts, speaker bios and presentations, a conference blog, and a number of related publications are now available on our Healthy Communities website.

Reducing the negative social determinants of health is a community development and public health imperative and we welcome your ideas and perspectives about how to improve the health outcomes of low-income communities on our conference blog.  Please contact me if you would like to submit a blog post.

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