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ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Agency and Health Symposium: How Community Organizations Can Be More Effective in Promoting Health

Community Science, along with other organizations under the leadership of Bridging Health & Community, will be holding the Community Agency & Health symposium on May 15–16 in Oakland, CA. Community Science staff have played key roles in the design and rotation of this conference.

The two-day symposium would be of interest to any community-based or resident-driven organization that thinks about how to engage the health system to help tackle the social determinants of health.

The organization behind the symposium is Bridging Health & Community. Community Science has worked with this organization several times over the last few years, including at the Institute of Medicine 2014 meeting, “Designing Evaluations for What Communities Value,” as well as on a 2015 eBook, Communities Creating Health.

The symposium will feature a number of thought leaders, two case studies, six breakouts, and ample time to get to know others working in the same field. As members of the planning committee, we have helped ensure it is a platform for knowledge sharing, capacity building, and network development—all to help you try new approaches in your efforts to improve health in your communities.

The thought leaders include:

  • Carl Baty, Rounding the Bases
  • Bridget B. Kelly, Bridging Health & Community
  • David M. Chavis, Community Science
  • S. Leonard Syme, UC Berkeley
  • J. Phillip Thompson, MIT
  • Pritpal S Tamber, Bridging Health & Community
  • Risa Wilkerson, Active Living By Design

The case studies are:

The breakouts are:

The registration fees are as follows:

  • $300: Community-Based Organizations, Community Residents, and Students
  • $500: Government, Nonprofit, and University
  • $1100: Standard

A small number of rooms are available at the venue with a “government rate” of $161 per night (plus taxes). The link to the room is in the confirmation email sent after ticket purchase.

For more information about the symposium, see Bridging Health & Community’s webpage, its Eventbrite page, or email.

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