Upcoming Webinars

Operationalizing Health Equity in Parks
October 20, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET  | REGISTER

In the context of public health, greater park access could lead to increased physical activity, reduced social isolation, and improved access to healthy foods. In fact, increased park access is one of the few policy, systems and environmental change strategies that can address all three of these focus areas at once. Participants in this webinar will be introduced to “Elevating Health Equity Through Parks and Recreation: A Framework for Action,” which includes a set of guiding principles, a self-assessment, and an agency assessment. Lastly, participants will be introduced to a tool to enhance multi-sector partnerships and a case study that demonstrates the importance of advancing equity in parks and open spaces.

BRIC National Technical Assistance Partner: Charles Brown, Equitable Cities
Robyn Taylor, Health Equity Consultant, NACDD
Tiffany Pertillar, Public Health Consultant, NACDD
Community partner: City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation

Past BRIC Webinar Recordings

Sept 15: Creating Equitable Systems Change in Rural Community Settings, Concepts and Examples for Advancing Equity for Safe Physical Activity, Nutrition Security, and Social Connectedness
RECORDING  Passcode:OEC%E3G4) | RESOURCES Supporting Rural Health| SLIDES
Phil Bors (discussion facilitator), Healthy Places by Design, Dr. Diane Hall, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tyler Healy, Youth-360, Wasilla, Alaska, Ruth Brock, Auburn University, Alabama, Lori Phillips, South Carolina State Department of Health and Env Control

Aug 25 Making Connections: 
Partnerships, Practices and Policies

July 28: Systems Approach for Social Connection: Overview of National, Global, and State-level Activities
Recording (Passcode: +ScuRmJ8)
Speakers with the Foundation for Social Connection and the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness provided an overview of national efforts to address social isolation and alignment with global efforts through the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection and the World Health Organization. A framework, in early development, that addresses social isolation through the socio-ecological model was presented to encourage a multi-sector and systems approach. Panelists from emerging state and regional coalitions shared their experiences and best practices in addressing social isolation in their state especially in light of the continued impact of COVID-19.

June 28th: Strategies for Socially Connected Communities
Recording (Passcode: Rxk6LN0?)
Presenters: Angela Odoms-Young, Nutrition Equity and Justice Partners; Anne Swanson, VP Agricultural Sourcing, Feeding America; Latresh Davenport, SNAP Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services; Milele Kennedy, Director, Division of Community Nutrition and Food Policy, City of Indianapolis; Rodger Cooley, Executive Director, Chicago Food Policy Action Council

May 26th: Strategies for Socially Connected Communities 
Recording (Passcode: N#5n!mjj)
PresentersRisa Wilkerson and Phil Bors, Healthy Places by Design; Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America; Oswaldo Mestre, City of Buffalo

April 28th: Achieving Nutrition Security through the Charitable Food Network while Centering Health Equity and Navigating COVID-19
Recording  (Passcode: $TnE7r+K) | Speaker Bios
Presenters: Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, University of Chicago at Illinois, Jadi Romero, Feeding America, Nicole Robinson, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Rachel Koay, Feeding Texas

Select Tools and Resources related to BRIC

Nutrition Security

Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit from Feeding America, developed by Feeding America’s Nutritious Food Revisioning Task Force. The toolkit contains three sections that can serve as standalone resources:
Healthy Eating Research (HER) Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System
Applying an Intercultural Competence LensRole of Food Bank Nutrition Policies: A Guide to Action 

Physical Activity Access

The Community Guide, Increasing Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches

One Page Summary Fact sheets

Health Equity

12 Strategies for Centering and Prioritizing Health Equity in Transportation (Equitable Cities, Charles Brown)

Long-Range Planning for Health, Equity & Prosperity- A Primer for Local Governments

Social Connectedness

New from Healthy Places by Design, Social Connected Communities Report and companion Action Guide for Local Gov’t/Community Leaders.

Careers at NACDD

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