Nov 12 2013
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RWJF Holds First 'Culture of Health Hangout' Today at Noon

Watch the live event right here starting at noon EST.

Today at 12 p.m. EST the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will hold its very first Culture of Health Hangout. The goal of the new Hangout Series is to explore exactly what we all need to do to create a culture of health—and to shine a spotlight on communities that are already on their way. Panelists will talk through some of the complex ways public health is transforming, while also sharing innovative ways that public health departments are stepping up to the challenge.

This first Hangout will discuss the role of public health departments in transforming community health. Topics to be covered include:

  • How the role of public health departments has evolved in recent years, and how it could continue to transform in the future
  • How the scope of public health department partners is changing over time, and why that kind of broad partnership across sectors is critical for public health
  • The particular public health challenges in rural settings

The panelists will include: Jewel Mullen, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner; Muntu Davis, Public Health Director and County Health Officer of Alameda County; Karen DeSalvo, City of New Orleans Health Commissioner; and Michael Meit, Co-Director of the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. Our moderator is Paul Kuehnert, RWJF senior program officer and Public Health team director.

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Submit your own questions for the expert panel to answer during the live discussion, through Twitter at @RWJF by tagging your questions with #cultureofhealth.

>>RSVP for the event here.

>>Check back to watch the live event on this page.

Tags: Public Health Departments, Public health agencies, Public-private partnerships