Meeting Archive:
500 Cities Webinar


Meeting Description:

Across the country, neighborhoods just a few miles apart experience vastly different health conditions-and until now, there was limited data available to see how health varies at the neighborhood level.

The 500 Cities Project provides first-of-its kind data on nearly 30 health indicators and some of the most costly and preventable chronic diseases at the census-tract level in 500 of the largest U.S. cities.

In March a new interactive map resource was introduced that provides the ability to see where chronic conditions overlap, neighborhood by neighborhood allowing communities to identify emerging health problems and possible interventions on specific measures such as smoking, obesity, mammogram and cholesterol screening rates and other factors that determine health.

During the webinar:

  • CDC and RWJF experts will provide an overview of the data and a tutorial on how to use the interactive web feature.
  • Community leaders will share how they are already using the data to drive change in their community.  
Time will be allotted for a question and answer period; please send questions in advance of the webinar to mhedgepeth@burness.com, or use instant messaging during the meeting.

We encourage you to join the meeting using your computer so you can follow along with the slides. However, if you need to join by phone dial 888-378-4398 (Conference ID: 857666).

Details
Date: Wed, May 24, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
 Presenter Information
Oktawia P. Wojcik, PhD
 
Dr. Wojcik is a Research-Evaluation-Learning officer at the Foundation, supporting work to build healthier, more equitable communities.

James B. Holt, MPA, PhD
 
Dr. Holt is a Geographer and Team Leader for Analytic Methods in the Division of Population Health at the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

Hua Lu, MS
 
Ms. Lu is a Geographer in the Division of Population Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Susan Spiller
 
Ms. Spiller is the Program Director for the Old Colony Y’s REACH Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kendall Bennett
 
Ms. Bennett is the Program Coordinator for the Old Colony Y’s REACH Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gianfranco Pezzino, M.P.H., M.D.
 
Dr. Pezzino is Senior Fellow and Strategy Team Leader at the Kansas Health Institute.