Inaugural Inland Empire Healthy Cities Summit
Leaders from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties will convene to inaugurate a milestone event during which both counties will expand collaboration intended to improve health outcomes in the region.
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California, continue to rank low out of 58 counties for an environment conducive to health. In response, a regional network of community health champions, including elected officials, planning commissioners, city managers, urban planners and public health practitioners are engaged in cross sector collaboration to improve the counties' health statistics.
Although great momentum has been achieved, the opportunity for improvement remains high. The Healthy Communities Summit will include discussion about healthy city resolutions, recent state legislation requiring health-related elements into the General Plan and an opportunity to learn best practices that includes model policies (e.g. smokefree environments, active transport, healthy food access), health data and tracking tools.
This event is by invitation only. Participants will be attending as teams comprised or elected officials, city managers, planning directors, planning commissioners and other key staff representing each of our 54 cities and 2 counties.
1. Establish a regional network of healthy Riverside and San Bernardino cities and counties.
2. Identify opportunities for collaboration, resources and support.
1. Identify connections between land use planning and public health.
2. Define three main areas for improving health outcomes through community design.
3. Use best healthy communities planning practices into decision-making.
Program At A Glance
Registration and light breakfast
Breakout Session [Round #1]
a. Food Access
b. Active Transportation
c. Tobacco Use
Breakout Session [Round #2]
a. SB 1000
b. Adverse Childhood Experiences
c. Healthy Development Checklist
County Workshops: Strategic Planning for Healthy Communities