This year’s conference will be in Reading from October 20-22, with Healthy Communities activities focused on Monday, October 21. Please submit your proposal ideas for proposals by March 4 as outlined at https://planningpa.org/events-training/annual-conference/callforpresenters/.
Proposers are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional sessions, plus mobile workshops. Traditional sessions typically involve presentations and audience interaction with an expert panel. Non-traditional sessions can include problem-solving roundtables, “fast-fun-fervent” presentations, and peer-group sessions.
Share your expertise at the intersection of planning and health
The Healthy Communities in PA Task Force is hosting a second Healthy Communities Day at the 2019 American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter (APA PA) Conference.
Post Conference Resources!
Check out the Chapter’s Healthy Communities in PA Task Force before and after the conference for regularly updated resources on healthy community design. We will post all of the sessions on our website, with our other resources.
Get involved throughout the year!
You can get involved by joining one of the Healthy Community in PA’s orientation and information sharing calls to find out about previous work and how your interests fit in. Orientation and Information Sharing call typically the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
About the Healthy Communities in PA Task Force
The Healthy Communities in PA task force envisions communities in all parts of Pennsylvania being built in a way that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for every resident. The Healthy Communities in PA task force achieves its vision through volunteer efforts by planning and health advocates creating tools and resources to assist partners in promoting healthy community design. The tools and resources are created by working groups of task force topic experts collecting best practices needed by Pennsylvania’s healthy community design partners and to create new partners. The American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter is committed to sharing these resources and facilitating discussion around healthy community design in Pennsylvania.