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Welcome to the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium! 
Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities
June 1-3, 2016 - Washington, DC

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to announce the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Attend to discuss and share information about the important topics impacting the health of our communities worldwide and how GIS is being used as to facilitate decisions and action.

May 27 is the deadline to register at the discounted rate. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here

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Wednesday, June 1 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Half-Day Workshop: Visioning and Mapping Healthy Communities

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Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, CEO, Raleigh, NC
Ann Steedly, Chief Operations Officer, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC

Attendance at this workshop will offer:
3.5 AICP credits, pending approval
4.0 CPH credits, pending NBPHE approval.

Learning Objectives:
Provide participants an understanding of the factors that define the health of a community by examining health data to support a community planning process. Participants will be equipped with the tools to integrate health considerations into establishment of plan goals, objectives and performance measures.

Workshop Overview: As public agencies, community organizations and others work to incorporate health considerations into planning and development, a critical touchpoint is during community visioning and goal setting. Using an active planning process, participants and relevant stakeholders will participate in a facilitated goal setting session incorporating health data with other geospatial planning data to support development of health-related goals and indicators. Workshop participants will review and evaluate GIS health and related data sets, discussing the complex and spatially interrelated data sets that impact health outcomes. These can include transportation, land use, health and community facilities data such as access pathways and modes connecting communities with medical resources, recreational resources, healthy foods, support networks, and other community resources that sustain a community’s physical, social and overall well-being. Participants will identify data gaps and collection needs and utilize data available in the workshop to define health-related targets and measures. By applying these considerations to an active effort, participants will be equipped to apply this learning in their own communities.

Additional registration fee for preconference workshops: $95 for URISA or APHA members/$125 for nonmembers 

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Ann Steedly

Chief Operations Officer, Planning Communities, LLC
Ann Steedly is a founding partner with Planning Communities, a women-owned multi-disciplinary planning firm. She has 20 years of experience managing infrastructure, environmental and socioeconomic studies. Ann has expertise in multimodal transportation, community and recreational planning, Title VI and Environmental Justice and has led research, training, process improvements and projects for state Departments of Transportation, FHWA, National... Read More →
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →

Wednesday June 1, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Farragut Square, Lower Level

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