Last month, the School of Public Health, the Berkeley Population Center, and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging presented a symposium showcasing healthy communities research, with sessions on aligning health care and social determinants of health; community approaches to obesity prevention; and community-based health policy research in Richmond, California.

The day was filled with awesome talks, split into 3 main sessions:

Session 1: Aligning Health Care and Social Determinants of Health

Sessions runs for the first hour of the video linked at the end of this article.

  • Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, “Evidence-based Interventions for Creating Accountable Communities for Health”
  • William Satariano, PhD, MPH, “Hospital Discharge Planning: What about the Patient’s Neighborhood?”
  • Panelists: Claire Brindis, DrPH, MPH (UCSF), Pamela M. Schwartz, MPH (Kaiser Permanente)

Session 2: Community Approaches to Obesity Prevention

Sessions starts at about 1:06:40 in the video linked at the end of this article.

  • Kristine A. Madsen, MD, MPH, “A systems-based approach to curbing obesity”
  • Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD & Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS, “Building a Place-based Resource for Health Research: An Example of Use with A Managed Care Organization”
  • Panelists: Meredith Minkler, DrPH (UC Berkeley, School of Public Health), Mary Pittman, DrPH (Public Health Institute)

Session 3: Health in All Policies – Engaging with Richmond

Session runs from about 2:10:38 to the end of the video linked at the end of this article.

  • Rachel Morello-Frosh, PhD, MPH, “Researching environmental exposures in Richmond: A community-engaged process”
  • Jason Corburn, PhD, “Health Equity in All Urban Policies: Insights from Richmond, California”
  • Panelists: Wendel Brunner, MD, PhD, MPH (Contra Costa Health Services), Ruben Lizardo (UC Berkeley, Government and Community Relations)