By leveraging the assets and commitments of multiple sectors, community development initiatives play a critical role in advancing community health, safety and equity. Across sectors, a shared opportunity is emerging to increase access to the elements that underpin health, such as stable, affordable, healthy, and safe housing, transit and active transportation, healthy food access, literacy and learning, job opportunities and health care for individuals and families. Health systems and health departments are well positioned to form partnerships with those in housing organizations, city government, and other sectors to address the key social determinants of health and collectively improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.

Please join us for our Web Forum where we will discuss lessons learned from communities taking action to leverage community development efforts through diverse partnerships to improve population health and equity. The conversation will highlight the role of partnerships in financing, evaluating, and sustaining population health improvements. Presenters will also provide recommendations for success and take participant questions.

Presenters

Peter M. Grollman, MGA

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Peter has oversight over the Hospital’s Departments of Marketing and Public Relations; Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy; and Diversity and Inclusion – in addition to supporting the President and CEO on external facing matters. In this role, he’s supports the development and implementation of the Hospital’s annual…

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Pamela A. Koprowski

Counsel, Public Affairs

Stamford Hospital

Stamford, CT

Pamela Koprowski is a leader in public affairs, effective at working with diverse groups including business leaders, elected officials, the academic community, not-for-profit and community organizations; a coalition builder who excels at developing and nurturing relationships while unifying and motivating people to commitment and action. Formerly Stamford Hospital Director of…

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Jennifer Miller, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Build Healthy Places Network

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Jennifer Miller, PhD is a senior research associate working with the Build Healthy Places Network, where she recently published Community Close Ups, a series of case studies on innovative projects integrating community development and health. Miller has over 15 years’ experience promoting healthy communities through statewide initiatives in California such…

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Susan Slawson

First Deputy Commissioner, Recreation and Programs

City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Susan Slawson was appointed Recreation Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Recreation by Mayor Michael Nutter in June 2008. Commissioner Slawson has served as a civil service employee in the City of Philadelphia for over 28 years, first serving as a police officer in the 1st Police District and…

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Vincent J. Tufo

Executive Director and CEO

Charter Oak Communities

Stamford, CT

Vincent Tufo is executive director and chief executive officer of Charter Oak Communities (COC), formerly the Stamford Housing Authority, a progressive community development organization serving Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Tufo is also founder and president of Rippowam Corporation, COC’s real estate development subsidiary. COC is entering the final phases of its…

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Moderator

Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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