Wednesday, September 9, 2015
2:00 -3:00 PM EDT
Presenters Anna Ricklin and David Rouse will introduce the American Planning Association, its Community Health Center and Plan4Health. Participants will also learn more about planning and how planning relates to public health.
David Rouse, AICP has over 30 years of private, public and nonprofit sector experience in community planning, design, and implementation. As APA’s Research Director, he oversees the Planning Advisory Service and the three National Centers for Planning (Green Communities, Hazards Planning, and Planning and Community Health). Prior to joining APA David was a principal of WRT, a nationally recognized planning, urban design, landscape architecture and architecture consulting firm. His projects, many of which received awards for excellence from APA or other organizations, included comprehensive plans for cities, counties, and regions; parks, open space, and green infrastructure plans; transportation, economic development, and urban design plans; and zoning and development standards and ordinances.
Anna Ricklin is Manager of APA's Planning and Community Health Center. In this role, she works with APA members and partners to promote planning practice that supports public health. With a background in transportation, health impact assessment, and community design, Anna is an emerging leader in applied research, strategic planning, and coalition building. She has a MHS from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has been with APA since 2011.
Directors of Health Promotion and Education works with the American Planning Association, American Heart Association, National WIC Association and Society for Public Health Education on the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention initiative. To learn more about this initiative, please visit: http://www.dhpe.org/page/DP141418