Loma Linda University Healthy Communities by Design Summit will Give Insights for Creating a Healthful Environment

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The public is invited to join in a conversation about the physical environment we live in and its impact on our health at the 2012 Healthy Communities by Design Summit: Place Matters, presented by Loma Linda University School of Public Health and Esri, on Oct. 1 and 2 at Loma Linda University Centennial Complex.

The public is invited to join in a conversation about the physical environment we live in and its impact on our health at the upcoming 2012 Healthy Communities by Design Summit: Place Matters, presented by Loma Linda University School of Public Health and Esri.

The third-annual summit is set for Oct. 1 and 2 at Loma Linda University Centennial Complex, 24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, Calif., and at Esri, in Redlands. Registration ranges from $49 to $114, and can be done online by going to http://www.llu.edu/public-health/hcbd

The 2012 summit will bring together a cross section of leaders in policy, industry and academia to discuss community health, environmental design, and geotechnologies.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Jackson, chairman of the Environmental Health Sciences Department at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of Healthy Communities at The California Endowment will also speak.

“This is a great opportunity to learn from the experts the latest tools in designing a healthy community, network with leaders in the industry, and to see how new community planning approaches leverage geospatial technologies and health information to improve community health,” said Seth Wiafe, assistant professor and academic director of the Health Geoinformatics Program at Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

The summit is expected to help raise awareness of the relationship between natural and man-made environment community health. Summit participants will be able to hear and exchange ideas on environmental factors that affect health, and discuss new community planning approaches that incorporate health considerations.

Information: 909-558-8072.

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About Loma Linda University (http://www.llu.edu)
Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,300 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Religion, and Science and Technology. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.

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