Emerging Trends in Public Health
Sharing Session - 90 Minutes
This session demonstrates how through local government collaboration and community policies can support healthy communities, achieve health equity and encourage active lifestyles for residents. Discussion will highlight indicators and metrics that support smart planning and connect socioeconomic status with health. A panel presentation will focus on findings from a study of Health in All Policies in Montgomery County and the ways in which this comprehensive approach can be used to make planning and zoning decisions.
Case studies in Montgomery County, MD will show how design can be used to address neighborhood health concerns. In addition, the presentation will include the results of an environmental scan across county agencies and departments to create a baseline assessment of activities (policies, practices, programs, etc.) that potentially impact the health and well-being of Montgomery County residents.