Past Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities events


Health Impacts of a Changing Climate

January 23, 2020

Extreme heat, poor air quality, and a lack of trees and shade are not just climate-change problems; these conditions significantly impact health and well-being. While climate change is affecting all Arizonans, it disproportionately impacts communities that are already facing inequities.

Join us for a robust discussion about how climate change is impacting health in Arizona. Our panelists — sharing the perspectives of nonprofits, researchers, and local government — will address how a changing climate will magnify health inequities, while highlighting research and community-driven solutions for improving individual and public health.

Panelists:

  • Blanca Abarca, CHISPA AZ
  • Rosanne Albright, Environmental Programs Coordinator, City of Phoenix
  • Dr. Jennifer Vanos, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University
  • Jon Ford (moderator) – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Sponsored by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities, ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family, and Vitalyst Health Foundation

What’s Transportation Got to Do with Health? 

March 13, 2019

Transportation systems influence the design and operation of our communities. But whether you’re walking, riding a bike, taking transit, or driving a car, how often do you consider the connection between your mode of transportation and your well-being?

Join us for a conversation to learn how investments in transportation infrastructure and policies are also investments in health. This panel will discuss the many ways transportation impacts health, including equitable access to opportunity, physical activity, air quality, safety.

Panelists:

  • CJ Eisenbarth Hager – Director of Healthy Community Policies, Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • Emily Yetman- Executive Director, Living Streets Alliance
  • Eva Olivas – Executive Director/CEO, Phoenix Revitalization Corp.
  • Phil Pangrazio – President/CEO, Ability 360
  • Jon Ford (moderator) – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Sponsored by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities & ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family

The Geography of Food & Health

September 13, 2018

Join us in a robust conversation about the connections between health and food. Access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food helps people to live healthy lives and build healthy communities.

Panelists:

  • Charleen Badman – Chef & Co-Owner of FnB restaurant
  • Nicolas de la Fuente – Spaces of Opportunity
  • Clayton Harvey – White Mountain Apache People’s Farm
  • Adrianne Udarbe – Pinnacle Prevention
  • Jon Ford (moderator) – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Sponsored by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities & ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family

Health and Housing Panel Discussion

April 12, 2018

Our health is inextricably tied to where we live. Having access to safe, stable, and affordable homes – particularly in communities with access to mass transit, parks, and healthy food – can lead to better physical and mental health and improve overall quality of life for Arizonans. Access to safe and affordable housing leads to better physical and mental health and improves the well being of individuals and families. Learn what organizations are doing in Arizona to help bridge the gap between housing and health.

Panelists:

  • Andrea Bell – Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
  • Diana ” DeDe” Yazzie Devine – Native American Connections
  • Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati –  Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
  • Jon Ford (moderator) – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Sponsored by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities & ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family