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Archived Webinar: Does your zip code affect your life expectancy?

Archived LISC webinar recording from 09/30/14: Research has shown a strong link between the features of a neighborhood and the health and well-being of its residents. Find out how to build the kind of neighborhoods that contribute to long and healthy lives, with LISC's Amy Gillman and a panel of national experts in health and community development.

Community Development = Healthy Neighborhoods

Where people live has a profound impact on their health. This strong link between health and place points to the important role of community development in addressing the social, economic and physical factors that influence the length and quality of life.

In this webinar leading experts discussed:

  • How the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps model, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, can be used as a framework to support effective and sustainable solutions for community health
  • How comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategies can incorporate a broad range of solutions for healthy, active living
  • How affordable housing can be tapped as a vehicle for improving health outcomes, through best practice in creating green and healthy housing and connecting housing residents with health and wellness services


  • Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN PhD, Co-Director, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
    University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
  • Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President, Programs/Organizational Development
    Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Betsy Glynn, Senior Program Officer, Boston LISC
  • Amy Gillman (moderator), National Program Director, Community Health
    Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Who would be interested?

Community developers, affordable housing developers and managers, and community service providers.

Archive Recording:

This session was conducted using ReadyTalk.
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