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An Update from Dr. Anthony Iton: Building Healthy Communities

This event is the latest in our member-led forums’ Art and Science of Well-Being series. 

The presentation will address the whywhat and how of place-based work. Why addresses how when it comes to your health your zip code is more important than your genetic code. It explores the strength of the relationship between life expectancy and neighborhood. The what focuses on how place gets under the skin and changes our physiology. The presentation also examines the components of the environment that shape health opportunity. Finally, the how discusses the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative framework and how that translates into the investment strategies and policy and systems change approach to place-based work. Examples from the California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities will illustrate the approach and a review of the 10 year, $1 billion, multisite, multidisciplinary, place-conscious initiative, and its achievements will be presented.  

MLF Organizer
Patty James

MLF: Health & Medicine

August 22, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Anthony B. Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH
Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities, The California Endowment; Former Director and County Health Officer, the Alameda County Public Health Department

5:30 p.m check-in
6 p.m. program