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1 A National Initiative of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies The State of P LACE M ATTERS Atlanta, GA May 1, 2014

2 Follow Us! #PMAL5 #PMAL5

3 Recent Successes and Congratulations The MLK Jr. Place Matters team played a significant role in the development of an Equity Network Steering Committee that seeks to inculcate new community leadership and particularly leadership that is community of color led. Boston Public Health Commission is working on developing a Quality Improvement/Performance Management System. Prince George's County PM team has been named to the Prince George's Food Equity Council and their main task is to sit on the Re-Zoning Taskforce. Congratulations, all of the NM teams have #PMAL5

4 Recent Successes and Congratulations McKinley and Bernalillo have been funded for HIAs. The DCPM team has new leadership, partnering with Bread for the City (anchor institution), focusing on racism and food access. They have two Undoing Racism workshops scheduled for the spring and has identified possible urban agriculture policies to advocate for. Welcome back Shannon Cosgrove to the Baltimore! Congratulations on her new position with the Mayor’s office. Bernalillo is using technology to interact with more effectively with their community. Overall teams are actively organizing, planning and participating in conferences in support of the P LACE M ATTERS #PMAL5

5 New Mission and Vision In January HPI met as a team with CHA and the Nexus group to refine the PM Strategic Plan, specifically to: Reinforce the mission and vision statements Address the actionable items for HPI and teams Assess the technical assistance plan MISSION: Build the capacity of leaders and communities to identify and address social, economic, and environmental conditions that shape health and life opportunities. VISION: Every community is socially and racially just and there are equitable opportunities for #PMAL5

6 New Opportunities Improving Life Opportunities for Men and Boys of Color President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative is an effort to build public-private partnerships to improve opportunities for men and boys of color. It has four key elements: Advancing policy and program to reduce structural barriers Promoting place-based initiatives Changing the national narrative about boys and men of color Improving coordination across #PMAL5

7 P LACE M ATTERS Blueprints Publication has been delayed as we work to make the documents clearer and consistent across the four topics: Youth Racism Community Policy These reports will be released in the Summer of #PMAL5

8 Future Meetings/Opportunities Action Lab 7 National Conference #PMAL5

9 2014 American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition New Orleans, LA | November 15-19, 2014 Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being Joint Center’s Abstracts: Place Matters for Health in Jefferson County, Alabama: The Status of Health Equity 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement of 1963; Place Matters for Health: Using Infographics to Compel Action to Eliminate Health Inequities; The Collective Impact Strategies: Using Place Matters as a foundation for a statewide health equity movement; Place Matters: Transforming Lessons from the Field into Blueprints for Action Place Matters for Health: Using Infographics to Compel Action to Eliminate Health Inequities #PMAL5


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