The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Friday, October 7, 2011 |

The Drexel University School of Public Health will be hosting a two-day conference on the health issues disproportionately affecting residents of HUD-assisted housing in October:
 
Livable Communities: Building Connections for a Healthier Future
October 20-21, 2011
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drexel University
New College Building, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mark your calendars for this unique and exciting workshop!
Livable Communities: Building Connections for a Healthier Future offers an opportunity to learn about the health issues disproportionately affecting residents of HUD-assisted housing, meet practitioners who have developed effective strategies to combat poor health outcomes in their communities, and develop plans for action.
Are residents in your community struggling to pay their rent and utilities because of out-of-control medical costs? Are they unable to maintain steady employment because of health problems? Do you know about the range of services in your community that can help your agency improve residents’ quality of life and reach your agency’s self-sufficiency goals?
This two-day conference in Center City Philadelphia is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Drexel University School of Public Health. The conference will consist of panel discussions, keynote speakers, and strategic planning sessions to discuss best practices for improving health outcomes and creating livable communities for HUD-assisted residents. The goal of the conference is to educate and empower residents of HUD-assisted housing to develop strategic plans and partnerships to combat the poor community health outcomes that hinder self-sufficiency.
Registration information is coming soon! Space will be limited. Please don’t miss this opportunity to get the tools you need to help your community succeed!
For information, please contact Deanda Wilson at 215-861-7612, or at deanda.l.wilson@hud.gov