Nearly one in five people in the rural community of Klamath County, Oregon, live in poverty, which has major impacts to their health. In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Jennifer Little, Director of Klamath County Public Health, discusses a unique community coalition in her area that recognizes these connections and is supporting both health and economic improvements.
In this one-hour webinar, Little will describe the origins of the Healthy Klamath Coalition and how they finance and prioritize their work. She will also review several initiatives the group is working on to address many interconnected social, economic, and environmental factors related to health. Examples include job training, strengthening local food systems, and addressing transportation challenges.
Register today to learn about the connections between economic development and health equity.
Important Notes About Hot Topics
Speaker slides are posted on our website the morning of the webinar. Each session is recorded and made available by the next day. Audio is available through computer or by phone.
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national organizations present on current issues affecting public health practice.