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Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network For The October 20 #NetworkCommons: Medical Care “Aha” Moments

September 23, 2015 | This post originally appeared on the Build Healthy Places Network blog.

How can the medical community work more closely with community development? What opportunities exist to improve health outcomes in low-income communities through partnerships?

On October 20, PHI's Build Healthy Places Network will host its third event in the #NetworkCommons series, focused on opportunities that arise when the medical community works more closely with colleagues in public health and community development.

A bimonthly live discussion series, the #NetworkCommons aims to connect community development and health leaders working in low-income communities. Through real-time conversation, we feature leaders who share their insights and strategies on effective cross-sector collaboration.

This summer we had two illuminating conversations. In June, we spoke with prominent leaders on the community development scene about their “aha” moments—how and when they realized their work had broader implications for health and well-being. In August, we spoke with leaders from the public health sector about their realizations that place, neighborhood, and community development play a critical role in improving health outcomes.

On October 20th we’ll continue the conversation with leaders in medicine. Why should the medical community work more closely with the community development sector? What opportunities exist to improve health outcomes through these partnerships?

The Network’s Executive Director Doug Jutte, MD, MPH will moderate, joined by Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH (Stanford University School of Medicine), LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH (National Association of County and City Health Officials), Pamela Riley, MD, MPH (The Commonwealth Fund), and Donald Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.)

Register below and help us by spreading the word to your colleagues.

It’s easy to attend #NetworkCommons, even if you’ve never been to a live online discussion. Here’s how:

  • Register here. After registering, login information will be sent via email.
  • Log in on October 20 from 10:30-11:30am PT / 1:30-2:30pm ET. The conversations will also be archived on our site if you are not able to catch it live.
  • Join the conversation before, during, or after the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #NetworkCommons.