Member Health-Related Events

NACEDA members around the country are focusing on the intersection of community development and health at their conferences and other events. 

Healthy Homes and Communities Summit | Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey
August, 1, 2019 at 9 am


WEBINAR: Advancing Health Through Mixed-Income Communities | Build Healthy Places Network (NACEDA partner)
June 4, 2019 at 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific Time 

Prosperity Indiana Summit |Intersection of Community Development and Community Health
January 24, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN

Housing California 2017 Annual Conference | Block by Block: Building Neighborhood Health
March 8 - March 10, 2017 | Sacramento, CA

Integrating Health Funding to Pay for Services in Supportive Housing 
The mismatch between how health systems deliver services and how homeless systems deliver housing could leave more sustainable services options on the table. Coordinated entry could bridge these systems. The panel explored programmatic changes required to connect people experiencing homelessness both to housing and services dollars investors consider sustainable and potential models and how to scale them up.
Panelists: Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, Los Angeles Family Housing; Elaine de Coligny, EveryOne Home; Robert Ratner, Alameda County Behavioral Health; Jennifer Loving, Destination: Home

Holistic Approaches for Neighborhood Health 
Affordable homes are just one pillar of a strong, vibrant community. This workshop explored current creative collaborations bringing other critical sources of health and vitality to our neighborhoods and shared successful models of onsite health care, banking for underserved communities, and local, fresh-food markets.
Panelists: Brahm Ahmadi, People’s Community Market; Sherry Alexander, Self-Help Federal Credit Union; A. Jonathan Porteus, WellSpace Health; Ener Chiu, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Trauma-Informed Waitlist Management: Lessons from Health Care, Social Work, and Pioneering Property Management Companies
Representatives from the Center for Youth Wellness, Palo Alto Housing, UC Berkeley, and Haven Connect discussed how on-the-ground property management practices can have a concrete impact on the health and well-being of your applicants. View presentation
Panelists: Panelists: Katie Valenzuela Garcia, California Office of Health Equity; Caroline Caselli, Haven Connect; Georgina Mascarenhas, Palo Alto Housing

Integrating Affordable Housing and Health Care Delivery: Models for Partnerships, Financing and Implementation 
Affordable homes linked to health services increase access to primary care, save trips to the emergency room, and result in lower Medicaid costs. How can housing developers support and integrate health services, fresh healthy food, and recreation opportunities? How can health clinics and health departments work with affordable housing organizations to deliver services more effectively? 
Panelists: Brenda Goldstein, LifeLong Medical Care; Quamrune Eldrige, Alameda County Public Health Department; Ja Eun Huh, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; Carlos Londono, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

Reducing Near-Roadway Air Pollution Exposure 
A prevalent constraint to infill development in neighborhoods along freeways and major transportation corridors is health effects of exposure to toxic air pollutants. This session reviewed the health effects requiring mitigation and regulatory processes in transportation and air quality regulation, and present strategies for mitigating exposure in both new and existing development. Examples from the Bay Area and from the Clean Up Green Up Pilot Initiative in Los Angeles were featured.
Panelists: Panelists: David Vintze, Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Lianne Dillon, California Department of Public Health, Health in All Places Task Force; Michele Prichard, Liberty Hill Foundation

Tackling Food Waste and Food Insecurity Healthcare, Housing and Healthy
While there is a surplus amount of food produced in the community, many still experience hunger on a daily basis. One in five people in Alameda County experience hunger. Uneaten food in the landfill leaves a negative impact on our air and environment. Low-income seniors who live on very limited and fixed monthly incomes and income from SSI are not eligible for CalFresh. Participants learnred how housing, government, and the community can come together and bring innovative ideas to addressing food insecurity and food waste locally through food recovery and nutrition education. 
Panelists: Courtney Gonzales, Alameda County Public Health Department; Sara Webber, Berkeley Food Pantry; Patrice Ignelzi, Daily Bread; Eric Handler, Orange County Health Care Agency

Employing Peers to Build Healthy Communities
This workshop addressed three questions: 1) What are the benefits to clients experiencing homelessness of receiving supportive services from their peers? 2) What benefits do peers with lived experience of homelessness and/or mental illness gain when given the opportunity to perform this meaningful work? 3) What do employers need to understand about working with peers, and what supports should they provide to their employees to integrate peers into the workforce and build successful programs?
Panelists: Julie Sinai, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund; Dorothy Edwards, Housing Works; LeAndra Hamilton, RI International; Andy Perry, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Promoting Health through Community Development
The built environment is a known, critical factor influencing health. Developers, design teams, and community stakeholders have an opportunity to make intentional decisions within each project to promote health. This interactive session challenged participants to apply the Integrated Process for Health Promotion, a vetted public health framework adapted to the design process and deployed within Enterprise Green Communities and LEED, within the context of an actual project. Participants will learn proven strategies from early project teams while engaging the creativity and expertise 
within their groups.
Panelists: Daniel Lau, Build Healthy Places Network; Meghan Hazer, University of Virginia School of Medicine; Mary Ayala, Enterprise Community Partners

The View from 2036: Housing and Healthcare
A diverse group of thought leaders and innovative practitioners from around the country converged in October 2016 to discuss and generate transformative ideas that connect and leverage the affordable housing and healthcare systems to improve housing stability and healthcare outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. This workshop shared the ideas that emerged. 
Panelists: Karen Gruneisen, Episcopal Community Services; Lavonna Martin, Contra Costa County Health Services Division; Ryan Collins, Elica Health Centers

4th Annual Arizona Health Communities Conference
 | Building Communities of Health and Opportunity
March 29, 2017 | Mesa, AZ

Demographic Shifts, Economic Challenges, and the Future of Healthy Communities of Opportunity
In the past decade, the U.S. has been buffeted by demographic change and challenged by economic inequality. Yet a look past the short-term political polarization that has resulted suggests some real possibilities. Many leaders are realizing that diversity is a strength not a threat. Economists are increasingly suggesting that tackling inequality is key to growth. And, in many metro regions, civic actors have learned to find solutions by dialoguing across differences.
Speaker: Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Understanding Structural Oppression & Health Equity
Poverty is not an accident. It is the direct result of systemic oppression, like sexism, racism, and classism. These forms of oppression are woven into the fabric of our society. From our first days as a nation to today, we reinforce these systems in many ways, from our public policy to the very programs meant to end poverty. Most of the time we do this without even realizing that we are undermining our own success and the success of others. In this session we will track how inequality has embedded itself in our consciousness, culture, and policy from both a historical and contemporary perspective. After a brief presentation we will break into small groups to discuss how the systems we have created and participate in create a lack of health equity in our daily lives. Finally we will imagine together what a community based in health equity would look like.
Speaker: Michael Soto, Arizona Community Action Association

Connecting Communities To Opportunity
Public transportation plays a vital role in connecting people to opportunity and in building healthy, equitable communities. Scott Smith, CEO of Valley Metro, the regional public transportation authority for greater Phoenix, discussed how transit options have helped to improve community health. Valley Metro plans, develops, and operates the regional bus and light rail systems and alternative transportation programs for commuters, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Speaker: Scott Smith, CEO, Valley Metro

Using Fair Housing to Achieve Health Equity
Living in segregated communities creates major barriers to health equity. Higher levels of segregation are commonly linked to neighborhood economic deprivation and disinvestment, lower home values, concentrations of toxic hazards and nuisances, higher density of fast food restaurants, and a lack of grocery stores and spaces for physical activity. These neighborhood conditions make it difficult to live healthy lives. Several affordable housing planning and financing tools can be used to improve health equity for low income communities and communities of color including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Community Development Financial Institutions, and Choice Neighborhoods. Hear about the history of housing segregation, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and how today’s affordable housing programs are working to undue these health inequities.
Panelists: Arlie Adkins, University of Arizona; Woo Kim, Wallace Robert & Todd; Silvia Urrutia, U Developing, LLC; Jay Young, Southwest Fair Housing Council

Where Do We Go From Here?
To wrap up this year’s Healthy Communities Conference, the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities will share local and national data that can be used to demonstrate health gaps and help all of us strive for equity. Vitalyst Health Foundation will discuss the 2017 Year of Healthy Communities efforts to identify, lift up, and celebrate work being done to improve community health. Learn how to connect with other sectors, engage hearts and minds, and influence policy and systems change to improve health equity in Arizona.
Panelists: Serena Unrein, Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities; John Ford, Vitalyst Health Foundation 

View the agendas from the 2016 and 2015 Arizona Healthy Communities Conferences

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance | Conference To End Homelessness
May 10 - May 11, 2017 | Yakima, Washington

Housing For Better Health: A Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Implementation Update
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Washington’s application for a 5-year Medicaid Transformation Demonstration in January 2017. This demonstration includes a new, targeted supportive housing services Medicaid benefit (now called Community Transition Services and Foundational Community Supports). View Presentation
Panelists: Jon Brumbach, Washington State Health Care Authority; Melodie Pazolt, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services; Pat Tucker, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Peer Led Services For People With Mental Illness 
Peer support services are an evidence-based mental health model of care and critical for a culturally competent, recovery-based mental health and substance abuse system. This session introduced attendees to the no-cost peer led classes, support groups and community presentation programs offered by the 23 National Alliance of Mental Illness affiliates across the state.
Panelists: John Freeburg, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Washington State; Francesca Martin, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Washington State; Daryn Nelson-Soza, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Washington State; Lauren Simonds, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Washington State

Where Rubber Meets The Road: Integration Of Housing, Health Care, And Cost-Effective Outcomes
Health care providers have a golden opportunity to take advantage of the new supportive housing benefit in Washington state for our most medically fragile homeless patients. This presentation shows how one Community Health Center improves the health of its patients by integrating supportive housing as part of its PCMH model of care. View presentation
Panelists: Rhonda Hauff, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services; Annette Rodriguez, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Housing Development Consortium of Seattle/King County | Affordable Housing Week 2017
May 15 - May 22, 2017 | Seattle, Kenmore, Bellevue, Tukwila, Des Moines and Kirkland, WA

Housing and Health Convening
May 16, 2017 | Seattle, WA
Mercy Housing Northwest shared strategies for health and wellness engagement informed by their experience as the lead organization for the King County Housing-Health Partnership. The agenda included a panel discussion with a diverse group of Community Health Workers (CHWs) representing Mercy Housing Northwest, Neighborcare Health, Global to Local, and the YWCA who work with low-income residents of South King County and Seattle. View Event.

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations | Forward Equitable Development Conference 2017
June 28, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

Integrated Health and Wellness Services at the Neighborhood Level
This session outlined the Public Health Management Corporation’s programs, provided examples of populations served and defined how integrated health services benefit both families and communities. These services include behavioral health as well as primary care. They focus on keeping families together, making families healthy and productive in their own communities. The focus is to make necessary services available, accessible and affordable to all people. PHMC also is working to integrate services to make receiving treatment convenient and comprehensive, to promote wellness through a proactive approach, and reduce the incidences of physical or behavioral crisis. View presentation
Panelists: Angie Alomor-Gilbert, Public Health Management Corporation; Dinetta Armstrong, Public Health Management Corporation

Using Data to Promote Equitable Development: A Guided Exercise
Datasets related to housing, health, and other topics can create a more detailed and accurate picture of neighborhood-level conditions then Census estimates, and thus represent a unique resource for targeting equitable development policies. Presenters walked participants through an insider’s tour of data analysis at the neighborhood level. View presentation
Panelists: Emily Dowdall, Reinvestment Fund; Angel Rodriguez, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha; Ken Steif, Urban Spatial

What Does Fair Housing Have to Do with Equitable Development and My Community?
Where you live matters. The City of Philadelphia’s 2016 Assessment of Fair Housing process collected strategies and goals across neighborhoods to create a living, relevant plan to create a city of opportunity. Attendees learned from community organizers and representatives from the Division of Housing and Community Development and the Philadelphia Housing Authority how the plan tackles barriers to opportunities for housing, transportation, education, and health. View presentation.
Panelists: Kyle Flood, Philadelphia Housing Authority; Will Gonzalez, Ceiba; Paul Chrystie, Division of Housing and Community Development; Rasheedah Phillips, Community Legal Services; Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg, Public Interest Law Center; Sarah Yeung, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Community Development Network of Maryland Community Development Week 2017 | Housing, Revitalization and Community Action
September 20 - September 29, 2017 | Baltimore, Easton, Waldorf, Frederick and Hyattsville, Maryland

Health Impacts of Affordable Housing and Community Development
September 26, 2017 | Waldorf, Maryland
Included a panel discussion designed to help CDN start this conversation around how community development and affordable housing impact health outcomes. Panelists included Hieu Trong, Senior Manager, Healthy Homes and Communities, NeighborWorks America, Dr. Dianna Abney, Director of Community Development at Lifebridge Health, Karyn Black, Director of the Charles County Department of Health Local Behavioral Health Authority, and Andy McGinty, Castle Development Partners, developer of Adams Crossing. View news article.


Non-Profit Housing Association of California Conference | Standing Together 
October 6, 2017 | San Francisco, California

Supportive Housing First: A Collaboration of Critical Services That Work
Stepping back into life following disability and chronic homelessness requires much more than housing first. Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA) has created a unique approach, which connects challenging and vulnerable clients with staff who will work side-by-side in pragmatic ways to teach and support individuals living with mental illness and/or Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) to rebuild their lives and maintain permanent housing. Workshop participants will hear about how MHA Case Manager, Nurse, Occupational Therapist and Peer Support team work with landlords, clinicians, families and the community to create a safety net of services.  
Panelists: Tiffany Bailey, Mental Health Association of San Mateo County; Jereme Burruss, Mental Health Association of San Mateo County; Cynthia Dresner, Mental Health Association of San Mateo County; Lea Endo, Mental Health Association of San Mateo County; Georgia Peterson, Mental Health Association of San Mateo Count

Integrating Health and Housing Strategies: Lessons From the Field
This session will provide an overview of innovative initiatives that connect health strategies and services to affordable housing. The workshop will draw from effective local health and housing practices, including the healthy communities work of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), Peoples Self-Help Housing, and other examples. The workshop will also explore health sources for financing, including social investments from major health care systems.
Panelists: Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute; John Fowler, Peoples Self-Help Housing; Anita Kumar, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Reframing the Story: Health Promotion Through the Built Environment 
Growing evidence demonstrates where we live, work, learn, and play impact health and health inequities. Built environment practitioners, such as housing developers and architects, are well poised to address these social determinants of health and work towards more equitable outcomes in low-income communities and communities of color. But how do we tell the story of health and what decision-making frameworks minimize health risks and maximize health improvement? This workshop will focus on tools and strategies answering these questions, highlighting examples from public housing redevelopments and transit-oriented development policy. Panelists will present use of Health Impact Assessment and Healthy Living Toolkits to promote health and equity in design, community engagement, and decision-making.
Panelists: Lili Farhang, Human Impact Partners; Christian Runge, Mithun I Solomon


Housing & Community Development Network of NJ |2017 Annual Conference & Membership Meeting | Under One Roof: Empowering People and Places 
October 19 - October 20, 2017 | New Brunswick, New Jersey

Homes as Health
Attendees will hear from national and state experts about the emerging opportunities to bring the health and housing sectors together to improve conditions in lower income neighborhoods and outcomes for residents. Panelists will inform attendees about important trends and tools, including Health Impact Assessments, to connect institutional resources from the health sector with current and future community development activities.
Panelists: Frank Woodruff, NACEDA; Marco Navarro, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Jennifer Kastle Goudy, The Horizon Foundation for NJ; Abigail Baum, The Pew Charitable Trust

The Value Proposition of Homes for Health
Megan Sandel, MD MPH, is the Associate Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, a Principal Investigator with Children’s Health Watch, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and a Board Member of Health Research in Action. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 1998, she helped publish DOC4Kids - a national report on how housing affected child health. She has served on many national boards, including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.
Speaker: Megan Sandel, MD, MPH

Building Health
Understand how leaders in housing and health are working together to implement these ideas in communities around New Jersey. During this round robin series, practitioners will highlight the successes they have had and the challenges have they faced.
Panelists: Bob Atkins NJ-Health Initiatives-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Learning & Lead Poisoning: The Impact of Childhood Lead Poisoning on Educational Outcome
Learn about ways to improve communication among the stakeholders addressing lead poisoning’s effect on a child’s ability to learn, including parents, educators and community leaders. In this session, experts will discuss how lead poisoning is a major factor underlying racial disparities in educational outcomes and why it is so important to reduce lead exposure in our homes, soil and water. We will review practices and advocacy underway to close this gap through improved housing and education interventions and invite you to join these efforts. Panelists will also explain why housing, more than any other source including water, is most likely to poison children.
Panelists: Beatriz Oesterheld, Community Affairs & Resource Center; Elyse Pivnik, Isles, Inc.; Theresa Ruane, Central New Jersey Lead and Healthy Homes Coalition, Monmouth County Health Department; Jerell Blakeley, Campaign Organizer, Healthy Schools Now Coalition, Work Environment Council of NJ



Housing Action Illinois | 2017 Housing Matters! Conference | Building Blocks for a Better Future
October 26 - October 27, 2017 | Bloomington, Illinois

Keynote Address: The Value of Homes for Health
Where you live affects your entire life. When it’s hard to make ends meet, families face an impossible choice between paying rent and buying medicine or visiting the doctor. Being behind on mortgage payments can lead to chronic stress and depression, and living in a home with lead paint or cockroaches can lead to serious physical health concerns. Children are especially affected by where they live; having a good home is linked to their socio-emotional maturity, asthmatic symptoms, and long-term developmental delays.

While housing insecurity puts children and families at risk for a wide range of health and developmental complications, the foundation of a quality, stable, affordable home can act like a vaccine. Living near a park can make it easier to exercise, and having a grocery store nearby can make it easier to buy and cook fresh produce. During our keynote address, Dr. Megan Sandel will explore how good homes can be a powerful upstream intervention tool in creating healthy, thriving communities. She will use a framework of equity rather than equality to discuss long-lasting, effective changes that we need in housing, and and how these efforts are amplified when integrated with health, education, and criminal justice reform.
Speaker: Dr. Megan Sandel, Children's HealthWatch

Protecting the Affordable Care Act
In the past year, there have been massive efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposals have included eliminating Medicaid expansion—or transitioning to a block grant or per-capita funding formula—which would dramatically reduce resources that help people maintain their housing and are essential to many people ending their homelessness. Join the discussion with members from Protect Our Care Illinois, a statewide coalition devoted to preventing the repeal of the ACA and protecting and expanding access to quality affordable health care. 

Sacramento Housing Alliance | 2017 Regional Affordable Housing Summit | All Hands on Deck: Solving Our Housing Catastrophe
October 30, 2017 | Sacramento, California

Improving the Health of Renters Through Preservation of Rental Housing
View Powerpoints: RAMP – Proactive Health Housing PoliciesRental Housing Inspection Programs

Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations | 2017 Community Investment Connection Expo 
October 30 - November 1, 2017 | Tampa, Florida

The Intersection of Health & Community Development
Panelists focused on the ways in which Community Development and Health can be brought together in practice, with an emphasis on relationships, resources, research and regulations. View Powerpoints here
Panelists: Frank Woodruff, NACEDA; Sarita Turner, PolicyLink; Sarah Combs, University Area CDC 

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania | Homes Within Reach Conference | Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions
December 4- December 6, 2017 | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

How to Create Sustainable Strategies for Investing Health Dollars in Affordable Housing
Panelists will provide an overview of current plans to serve more people with housing in the community. As the percentage of aging and disabled Pennsylvanians grows, developing high-quality, cost-effective strategies to serve more eligible consumers in the community is absolutely critical. Paying for services and supports to and and maintain housing is a promising intervention that managed care organizations are exploring.

Pennsylvania’s Management of the Opioid Epidemic: Updates and Innovations
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is working to address the opioid crisis by implementing Centers of Excellence that focus on the whole person, with the explicit goal of integrating behavioral health with primary care. Jason Snyder,  Special Assistant to the Secretary of DHS, will give us an update about the successes of Centers of Excellence in combating the opioid epidemic. Workshop attendees will also hear from practitioners who are implementing innovative centers of excellence in their communities, to address specific populations affected by the crisis.
Panelists: Kara Capozzi, CleanSlate Centers; Patty Genday, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Medical Respite: Addressing a Critical Need
Medical Respite provides medical care for people experiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover from illness or injury on the streets but are not ill enough to be in a hospital. In Pittsburgh and York County, homeless providers, hospital staff and street outreach workers have come together to address this critical need in their communities and recently opened local respite facilities. They will share what they have learned.
Panelists: Sharon Mackall, UPMC Mercy; Stuart Fisk, Center for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network; David Gloss, Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center; Dianna Benaknin, WellSpan Health

Integrating Housing and Healthcare: Ending Homelessness Among the Top Utilizers
Learn how homeless providers and healthcare have partnered to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals, cost savings to healthcare, and how to implement a similar program.
Panelists: Laura Fiore, UPMC; Whitney Amoroso, UPMC; Monica Medina McCurdy, Project Home

Assistive Technology & the Internet of Things: How to Create a Smart Home for Individuals with Disabilities and Seniors
There is a new type of assistive technology known as smart technology that can make it possible for people with disabilities and seniors to live and work more independently. These devices connect wirelessly (the Internet of Things) and can control lights, fans, televisions, thermostats, access to the front door, and more! This workshop will include personal accounts of why these devices are important new additions to any home, how some of these devices work, how to set them up, and how to finance them affordably.
Panelists: Kirby Smith, KirbSun Ideas, LLC; Suria Nordin, EY; Diane Belnavis, Generic Smart Home Technology

Partnering with Health Care Organizations in Pennsylvania
As the percentage of aging and disabled Pennsylvanians grows, developing high-quality, cost-effective strategies to serve more eligible consumers in the community is absolutely critical.  Paying for services and supports to find and maintain housing is a promising intervention that managed care organizations are exploring. Panelists will provide an overview of current plans to serve more people with housing in the community.
Speaker: Jen Burnett, Deputy Secretary, Office of Long Term Living, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Integrating Health & Wellness: Examples of Co-Locating Services and Housing
Co-locating housing and services enhances the quality of care that seniors receive, helps them to age in place with dignity, and saves money. NewCourtland Elder Services and Advanced Living Communities are experienced providers of services and affordable housing for seniors. Their experiences will serve as case studies showing that housing that integrates a robust program of supportive services, connected with health care, can help keep seniors in their own home for as long as possible.
Panelists: Erin Hart, American HealthCare Group; Kimberly Krauter, Advanced Living Communities

Health Homes: Connecting Building Science and Medical Science
Case studies in very different parts of the Keystone state will demonstrate the significant benefits, both energy and non-energy, of the Healthy Homes approach. The presenters will also review the direction this work is taking in PA.
Panelists: Steve Luxton, Energy Coordinating Agency; Jeaneen Zappa, Conservation Consultants Inc.

Supportive Housing Services & Medicaid: Updates on Pennsylvania and Other Innovative State Models
As Pennsylvania moves forward with plans to integrate supportive housing services and Medicaid, other states have already created innovative and successful models. Participants will share lessons learned and examples from other states as well as provide an update on how Pennsylvania advocates are working to create more supportive housing services.

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development | Opportunity SC 2017
December 6 - December 8, 2017 | Charleston, South Carolina

Healthy Insights: Stories from the Intersection of Health and Community Development
One year ago, SCACED launched its Healthy Insights Initiative, which uses “big data” to show how socioeconomic factors like income, education, and food access affect health outcomes like obesity and diabetes. Through this program, four projects were funded in 2017. Join us in a conversation with the leaders of these projects to hear their stories and what they’ve learned through their work.
Panelists: Dee Frederick, Chester County Literary Council; Wallace Evans, A Father's Place; Dan Weidenbenner, Mill Community Ministries; Germaine Jenkins, Fresh Future Farm