Richmond's Health in All Policies Webinar Feature
Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies & Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action
Wed, Jun 19, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Growing evidence demonstrates that social and economic factors have significant influence over health outcomes. Because of this, interest in considering health in decision-making processes related to social and economic decisions has been growing over the last decade, and tools like Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and compelling approaches such as Health in All Policies (HiAP) are being explored and implemented by many. And the interest is growing.
Compelling evidence also demonstrates the startling and immense health inequities our society faces today and continues to perpetuate. As a result, the consideration of equity within HIA and HiAP is vital to achieving equitable health outcomes, and ensuring health inequities are not perpetuated through new practices.
This webinar will focus specifically on why equity is critical to HiAP and HIA, and specific strategies to implement and ensure equity. The speakers will discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice. There will be opportunity for audience Q & A, as well as discussion.
To listen in and participate, register for the webinar here.
For more information related to this webinar, read Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment.
Major Taylor Bike Fiesta
Hundreds of community members came out to Lincoln Elementary for the third annual Major Taylor Bike Fiesta! The Bike Fiesta featured free food, bike repairs and tune ups, bike raffles, helmets, bike rodeos, a health sanctuary and plenty of interactive family activities. The Bike Fiesta is a free event held every year to promote bike safety and accessibility for all Richmond children and community members. The Major Taylor Bike Fiesta is named in honor of Major Taylor, the first African-American to become a world champion - a feat he would go on to accomplish six more times in the cycling world.
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Drinking Water Week
The City’s Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign
collaborated with the project’s two pilot schools, Peres and Chavez Elementary Schools, to promote and educate kids on tap water’s safety and health benefits during national Drinking Water Week. A highlight of the program was working with young people, led by an EBMUD water quality manager, to build their own water filtration systems and learn hands on how our high quality water is transported and cleaned. The Be Smarter, Drink Water Initiative will include installation of “hydration stations” to fill reusable water bottles at schools and other community sites among other activities to increase knowledge and accessibility to clean, healthy tap water.
Drinking Water Week is being promoted through the Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign, a collaborative initiative between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services and Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative.
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