Place-Making for Health Promotion | U.S. Green Building Council
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Place-Making for Health Promotion

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Starts On - June 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ends On - June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
101 Broadway NE
Albuquerque , NM 87102

Where we live, work, and play has a major role in shaping our health — built environment and public health professionals have a major role in shaping each of those places. Join us for a Call to Action to activate healthy places in New Mexico!

This special event will bring together cross-disciplinary leaders from New Mexico’s Planning and Public Health communities to explore links between the built environment and positive health outcomes.

The session will begin with a panel of health and sustainability experts from USGBC New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, and Verdacity to learn how public health is intimately connected to the built environment.

The panel will be followed by an interactive workshop where attendees will develop strategies to employ in their own community. Topics include the importance of vocabulary bridge-building between health professionals and designers, identifying your community’s health risks, and utilizing tools like the LEED Rating System to achieve positive outcomes. Attendees will leave feeling inspired with a new support network, and actionable interventions to take back to their colleagues for immediate implementation.

Featuring special guest speaker, Kelly Worden, USGBC Health Research Manager.

Topic highlights

  • Connecting health risks to interventions in the built environment
  • Assembling a multi-disciplinary team of health, planning, and design professionals
  • Investigating ideal behaviors and the associated health benefi ts
  • Considering metrics and tools for monitoring and evaluation


  • 12-1 pm: Lunch
  • 1-4 pm: Workshop