Healthy People in Healthy Communities is the premier conference on Lifestyle Medicine and the Built Environment. In 2014, we will focus our efforts on creating healthy communities where our kids can thrive!
To meet the needs of health care and public health professionals, HPHC is accredited for up to 14 Continuing Professional Education hours for a wide range of disciplines. Learn more!
Pre Conference Session: this special session is geared for Geoinformatic Specialists, and those interested in learning how Geoinformatics is changing the face of health care & public health! This Lunch and half-day interactive session will be held on esri’s beautiful Redlands Campus, and will inspire even the non tech-savvy attendee. Don’t miss this special opportunity! (Cost: $25
2014 spotlights children’s health in the community, looking to the interrelated web of factors that shape development from the pre-natal period throughout the life course.
Epigenetics: Maternal Pre-Natal Health & Disease Imprinting: The intrauterine environment is a major contributor to normal physiological growth and development of an individual; however, disturbances at this critical time can affect the long-term health of the offspring.
Family & Poverty: Living in areas of concentrated poverty poses multiple risks for children’s development and overall health and well-being.
Childhood Obesity & the Built Environment: As childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, it is critical to devise interventions that target the root causes of obesity and its risk factors.
Health Impact of Community Design: A healthy community promotes physical activity, social cohesion and contact with natural areas through the design of its built environment.
Nutrition Environment & Shaping Dietary Behavior: The food environment can be conceptualized as overlapping interactive domains that uniquely contribute influence for shaping child dietary behavior.
Air Quality & Asthma: Early childhood is perhaps one of the most vulnerable life stages, during which the environment may have tremendous immediate and lasting effects on health.
Autism & Sensory Disorders: While each child develops differently, personal, social, and environmental influences are key factors in the child’s overall outcome.
The Influence of the Media on Children’s Health: TV shows, advertising, video games, online content and other media all play a role in informing children’s opinions and shaping their health and well-being.
Author Meet & Greet Book Signings! Located at the Conference Book Store, HPHC speakers will be available to sign their books! The 2014 line-up includes authors Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, and Andrew Dannenberg, Making Healthy Places, Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability! Some books are complimentary while supplies last, and others are significantly reduced for conference attendees!
Alumni Luncheon: School of Public Health Alumni are invited to join current faculty and students for lunch. Hear from SPH dean Dr. Tricia Penniecook, as she gives an informative state of the school address, and highlights major accomplishments from fellow alumni.
Conference Reception: Get to know your fellow conference attendees through a fun and interactive reception. Entertainment line up to be announced. It’ll be an event worth attending!
Expo: More than 50 exhibitors and over 500 health care professionals are expected to participate in the 2014 Healthy People in Healthy Communities Expo! Happening during Lunch recess both days, participation in these hands on activities offers abundant opportunities to learn the fundamentals of how to build Healthy Communities by design!