P² Collaborative's 2014 Creating a Healthier Community Conference, scheduled for Thursday, October 9, promises to be an informative, engaging and inspiring day of presenters and panels sharing what it will take to create a healthier Western New York.
How do you bring together public health and public planning? At this year's conference Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove and Dr. Lourdes Rodríguez will use their unique public health perspectives to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using examples of urban restoration projects from France and the US, they will discuss the nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College (AB, 1971) and Columbia University (MS, 1971; MD 1978). She is a board certified psychiatrist, having received her training at New York Hospital-Westchester Division (1978-1981) and Montefiore Hospital (1981-1982). She has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities, with a special interest in the relationship between the collapse of communities and decline in health. From her research, she has published Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, and The House of Joshua: Meditations .
Dr. Lourdes Rodriguez serves as Program Officer for NYSHealth in the Diabetes Prevention area disseminating evidence-based programs, supporting promising prevention strategies, and leveraging additional resources for New York State. Prior, Lourdes served as Associate Director of Community Partnerships for Healthy Neighborhoods at City Harvest, overseeing community engagement activities. From 2004-12 she was in the faculty at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She co-edited a book examining community mobilization for health and has authored numerous publications on violence prevention, mental health, and active living. Lourdes received a BS in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico, an MPH from the University of Connecticut, and a DrPH from Columbia University.
If you have not yet registered for Creating a Healthier Community, make sure to reserve your space today- our early bird discount only lasts until September 1. More information on the conference is available at http://www.p2wny.org/conference.html.