This event is designed to spark a regional conversation and action to ensure that SB1000--the Healthy Communities Act-- delivers the promise of improving quality of life and better health outcomes in the most vulnerable communities in all Southern California Cities and beyond. SB1000 is the best legislative opportunity for urban and regional planners to collaborate with public health professionals, community based organizations, health coalitions, educational institutions, elected and appointed officials and others, to maximize the capacity of planning departments. Collectively, we can craft and implement realistic policies and programs designed to alleviate and prevent the burdens of environmental injustices in our neighborhoods.
Southern California leaders—from the public, private and non-profit sectors representing urban and regional planning, public health and advocacy fields—will come together to discuss how to effectively implement environmental justice into General Plans as required per SB1000 "The Healthy Communities Act."
This event is organized under the auspices of the American Planning Association Inland Empire Section and the Riverside University Health System-Public Health.
Goals and Objectives
1. Establish a network of environmental justice stakeholders that will set a collaborative framework for the regional implementation of SB1000 in Southern California.
2. Continue to build opportunities for healthy communities champions to connect and collaborate under the umbrella of the American Planning Association California Chapter's Planners4Health Initiative.
During this convening, participants will have an opportunity to dive deep into 16 topics related to SB1000. Sixteen professional facilitators will host roundtables designed to engage all attendees into a robust and constructive conversation, and an exchange of ideas.
Agenda at a Glance
9:30 am Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00 am Welcome and Introductions
10:30 am Setting the Stage
11:00 am Roundtables (Part 1)
12:00 pm Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm Roundtables (Part 2)
2:00 pm SB1000 in Action
2:45 pm Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
3:00 pm Adjourn
Adrienne Anderson, MPH
San Diego County Department of Public Health
Southern California Association of Governments
California Environmental Justice Alliance
Safe Routes National
Dr. Jo Kay Ghosh
South Coast Air Quality
Monica Guerra, PhD
Josh Lee, MRP
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
Dianne Leibrandt, MPH, MSc
Riverside University Health System-Public Health
Monique G. López, AICP, MA, MCRP
Craig Martinez, MPH, DrPH
The California Endowment
Wendy Nowak, AICP
Konkuey Design Initiative
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
Bill Sadler, JD, MURP
Southern California Public Health Alliance
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability